New Buckenham Common

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This location is classed as Nature / Green Space.
It's Longitude is 1.0765042 and Latitude is 52.4733088, and it's readable address is Norwich NR16 2AS, UK.

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One of the most sizeable areas of common land in South Norfolk, New Buckenham Common’s history can be traced back to the 12th century. The large area of cattle-grazed grassland and scrub is an integral part of New Buckenham village. A number of pools are present, though some dry up in the summer; the largest, known as Spittle Mere, usually holds water all year. Many interesting plants can be found. Green-winged Orchid In May and June, an impressive spectacle of these purple orchids can be seen on the Common. Three other orchid species have also occasionally been recorded: bee, pyramidal and common spotted. Warblers Garden warbler, blackcap, lesser whitethroat, whitethroat, willow warbler, chiffchaff, reed warbler, sedge warbler and nightingale can all be heard and seen in the spring and summer in the scrub, thick hedges and around the mere.

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