Swallowtail Butterfly at Hickling Nature Reserve

The Swallowtail butterfly is now only found in the Norfolk Broads. The first Swallowtail Butterflies in Norfolk have emerged at NWT Reserve at Hickling, with the first sighting of the year taking place on 6 May. This is very early for swallowtails; they are usually expected around the middle to end of May, continuing into June and July. There are also at least three pairs of cranes with chicks. The bitterns are still booming, the warblers are singing, and it is a fabulous time to visit the area. The other local nature reserves are Ranworth and Strumpshaw fen.

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