Our Facebook page

Bredfield: Wildlife Friendly Village now has a Facebook page. It can be found at: Bredfield: Wildlife Friendly Village | Facebook Please visit and use the group page to post news, enquiries, advice or anything else related being wildlife-friendly in Bredfield. You will need a Facebook account to post to the group page. If you don’t […]


We’ve fledged!

Our community ‘Bredfield: Wildlife Friendly Village’ project has now fledged. We hope that everybody finds this website interesting. There is a lot of information here, so it is a resource to keep returning to. There will be regular news and features on the themes of nature, gardening and green spaces. If you would like to […]

Striped-faced Hoverfly Eristalis nemorum 11th Aug 2018

Focus on mint

Herbs are an important element of wildlife gardening and this is especially true for mint. Mint is great for bees, hoverflies and some butterflies, and you’ll find lots of culinary uses for it too: herbal tea, mint sauce, salad ingredient, and spicing up those boiled potatoes. The only problem with mint is that it is […]

Raven in flight crop

Ravens in Bredfield

After 140 years of absence, Ravens are returning to Suffolk and, this year, they have been seen in Bredfield. On 1st March 1921, Paul Wigens was alerted by a distinctive ‘gronk, gronk’ call above. When he looked up, three Ravens were flying overhead. They were seen twice again the same day, and once again the […]

Catkins in mass

Focus on Hazel catkins

Several types of tree have catkins – including Alder, White Willow and Silver Birch – but the earliest to appear in the year are the familiar golden-coloured Hazel catkins.  Bunches of Hazel catkins, drooping from branch twigs, can be seen from January to March.  The catkins are the male flowers of the Hazel tree and, if you look very close, […]