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Friday, 20 January 2017

Quiz night with the Bure Valley Conservation Group

As I mentioned earlier, Linda, Sue, Peter and I formed a team to participate in the BVCG's fund-raising quiz night and supper at the White Horse, Upton.

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

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