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Louise’s 2017 Update

Excavated earth frm molehills

Even after a few days of rainfall, the ongoing drought across Norfolk has continued to affect soil and the moles who inhabit it. I’ve received a number of reports about moles being found dead above ground, which is probably due to starvation because of the lack of worms in dry weather. The soil is extremely dry which also makes it very difficult for me to dig for tunnels and traps!


During June, I was delighted to speak about my mole catcher adventures for a range of local groups including the Norwich Group of Advanced Motorists and Brooke WI. In July, I visited the Forncett Diggers & Dibblers Gardening Club and The Phoenix Club at St Peter’s, Cringleford. Thank you all for inviting me to talk and for the encouraging feedback!

A rare wet and windy day on 28th June coincided with my visit to the Royal Norfolk Show, an annual extravaganza at the Norfolk Showground in Norwich. Although the weather was rather wild, I had a wonderful day meeting friends old and new.

Another recent visit to Eaton Golf Club confirmed that their fairways and greens are still mole-free! Be sure to pay them a visit as the grounds team keep the courses in an immaculate condition.

Blickling Hall

Kenninghall church

Making the most of the glorious Norfolk summer, I visited the National Trust’s Blickling Estate, Kenninghall Church and Bramerton Woods End. It’s amazing how much local wildlife you can see on a single day!

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