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Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in News | 0 comments

And the winner is…

John Carey from Taverham won the Friends of the Tud Valley Photo Quiz at the Costessey Fayre on Monday 30th May. He scored 15/20 and has won a copy of “The Life of Birds” by David Attenborough. Congratulations...

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Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in Events & Activities, News | 1 comment

Next Meeting

If you are interested in the landscape and wildlife of the river valley in Costessey come along to our next meeting on 14th April 2016 at 7:30pm at the Costessey Centre on Longwater Lane. For further information contact Pauline on 742491 or John on...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Suspected outbreak of crayfish plague on the Wensum

The Environment Agency are currently investigating a suspected outbreak of crayfish plague on a neighbouring river, the River Wensum at Fakenham. Crayfish plague is a non-native water mould (fungus) that is carried by American signal crayfish. The American signal crayfish is a non-native, invasive species and is not normally affected by the plague. However, our native White Clawed Crayfish are very susceptible to the fungus and a number of them have been found dead in the River Wensum. The River Tud is a good habitat for our native crayfish and supports good numbers of them – so please keep an eye out for any signs of problems. Please also remember to “check – clean – dry” any equipment you use in the rivers to help stop the spread of the disease and other non-native invasive species. Crayfish in the Wensum fact sheet...

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