We were very happy to take part in the quiz, not just because - like all their activities - it was terrific fun. but also because the money collected was added to the BVCG's donation towards the NWT's Hickling Broad land purchase appeal. If you've never visited Hickling, it's a terrific reserve, with Bitterns, Swallowtails, breeding Common Cranes and a terrific raptor roost in the winter. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust are raising money to purchase 650+ acres of prime habitat and secure its future as part of the managed reserve.
Well, despite my gloomy prognostications our team, 'The Aliens', acquitted itself well: we were joint winners, won the 'play off' ( thanks to Peter's UK geography knowledge!) but somehow came second in a somewhat bizarre 'second play off'! All terrific fun! Amazingly, Sue, Linda and I won a prize each in the raffle: mine was Bill Bailey's new bird book - most acceptable!
Amazing fact I learned during the evening: there are over forty Broads in Norfolk! Who'd've thought it?
|Photo courtesy of NWT|