Perseid meteor shower at Cley Marsh, Norfolk
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Cley Marshes: Norfolk wildlife reserve 'catches' falling star

Views of the perseid meteor shower above the Norfolk coast have been highlighted in a new film celebrating the role of Cley Marshes in the history of nature conservation.

The 25-minute film, created by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT), features time-lapse photography by award-winning Holt-based nature photographer David Tipling.

David North, of the NWT, said: "We gave him the challenge to catch a falling star over Cley Marshes and he succeeded."

The trust is looking to raise £1m to buy 140 acres (57 hectares) of land between Cley and Salthouse to link fives miles (8km) of protected sites.

Species on the marsh include marsh harriers, bitterns, avocets and spoonbills.

"This film explores why people care so much for its unique landscape and looks at our plans to safeguard its wildlife for the future," said Mr North.

Cley Marshes, A Wild Vision, can be seen at The Forum, Norwich, from 16 to 22 September.

  • 13 Sep 2013
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