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Blofield & District Conservation Group
A Local Conservation Group
Blofield & District Conservation Group (BADCOG) has been involved in the conservation management of wildlife habitat since 1984.
The group was initially formed when a small band of volunteers took on the task of restoring Holly Lane Pond, Blofield. The pond had over time become overgrown and neglected and was in need of some attention to restore it back into a haven for wildlife. Since this first ground-breaking project, the group has grown in membership numbers and now manages a wide range of rich and diverse habitats within the local area.
BADCOG now manages and maintains 15 (*see note below) sites, two of which are owned by members (Railway Wood & Jary's Meadow). Sites range from, fen meadow, dry meadow, woodland (old and new), ponds, churchyard conservation areas and a number of other sites, some of which are designated Local Nature Reserves and all are a rich and diverse habitat for flora and fauna.
In addition to the management of our own sites, BADCOG also undertakes projects within the local community, normally hedge or woodland planting schemes. A list of our work with other groups, councils and land owners can be found here.
To maintain our sites, regular work parties are held on alternate Saturdays starting at 10:30am until 1pm. A full list of forthcoming planned work parties can be found here.
To keep our members up to date on all of our activities and events, we have a bi-monthly News Letter, which also contains articles by our members. Illustrated talks and meetings are held during the autumn and winter months and we also have three organised walks a year. You can check out what we are doing by clicking here.
Over the years, group, organisations and individuals have carried out surveys or recorded the species found on our sites. These recordings have all been entered on to the BADCOG Database which now has over a 1000 records.
*Up until 2013, BADCOG managed Panxworth Church, but this site is now being managed by 'The Friends of Panxworth Church' Group. BADCOG no longer have an active role in this site.