Suffolk Wildlife Trust has the chance to buy and restore 384 acres of land for wildlife in the Broads National Park. The land links up three nature reserves that are home to some of the UK’s rarest wildlife.
This is the biggest nature reserve purchase we have ever undertaken. The land costs £3 million and we still need to raise £1 million - so every £1 you give will be tripled by other funding.
With your help we can create a wild landscape for nature.
So far we’ve raised £533,979 - Thank you!
“Please help Suffolk Wildlife Trust rescue this precious corner of East Anglia and bring back wildlife in all its splendour”
Sir David Attenborough
Easily recognised by their black head crest, lapwings put on dramatic aerial displays, tumbling through the air, accompanied by their piercing 'peewit' call, which gives them their other, common name.
To nest needs 15,000m2 = £10,000Close
Weighing just 21 grams, these are sparrow-sized birds which live in reedbeds and wetlands. Male birds have a distinctive white collar and 'moustache'.
A pair need 7,500m2 = £5000Close
Water voles have a chubby whiskery face, and are wholly vegetarian, needing luxurious bankside vegetation.
Needs 750m2 = £500Close
Lives on grassland and hunts insects and spider. If threatened they can lose their tail, which keeps wriggling to confuse the predator!
Needs 150m2 = £100Close
One of Britain’s rarest dragonflies, the norfolk hawker is a splendid dragonfly with a striking tan-brown body, green eyes and clear wings. Norfolk hawker needs ditches and dykes in good quality fen and grazing marsh.
Needs 75m2 = £50Close
An underwater predator with grabbing pincers, the water scorpion is found around the shallow edges of marshland. It is not a true scorpion and is a poor swimmer, preferring to move by walking.
Needs 30m2 = £20Close
We walk our dog poppy on the marshes everyday and it's a piece of heaven on our doorstep. Happy to support its growth. Sally, Alex and Poppy xxxx
£20 – 10m2
This donation is in memory of Wendy Blair a valued Member of Carlton Marshes volunteer team who will be sadly missed by many! The reserve was always something she was proud to be part of even after accidentally sitting down in the water on the first work party she attended! Hopefully it will be a place many more can be proud of in the future! And more Lovely memories can be made. RIP Wendy. X
Dear Wendy, thank you for all your work on this lovely habitat. Hoping it can be defended and expanded in the future as a sanctuary for wild things. I'll think of you when I walk there. Anna xxx
50m2 isn't much, but it will be there for wildlife for a very long time
£100 – 50m2