Stanny Environment Group
Stanny Environment Group (SEG)

The Stanny Environment Group (SEG) comprises over 30 volunteers from all walks of life who share a keen interest in the natural world.

The group’s work takes place throughout the year on several sites on the Alde/Ore estuary. The original focus of the group was to address the long-term decline in local farmland and wetland bird populations. More recently, activities have diversified into many other areas as we seek to adopt a fully integrated approach to the management of this important Suffolk wildlife habitat.

If you would like to come and help us please contact us

SEG Blog Stanny weather Our Objectives

The long-term aims of the group are to: -

  • Improve the biodiversity of this important Suffolk coastal landscape
  • Increase productivity in local bird populations
  • Encourage the study of local populations of vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Monitor local BAP species and habitats
We are involved in a black-tailed godwit research project. This bird was ringed at Stanny in 2008 and was seen breeding in northern Iceland in 2011
Another Stanny–supported project studies the estuary’s population of Bearded Tits. Here SEG members are installing ‘wigwam' style nestboxes in the reedbeds to help encourage the bird’s breeding
Hairy Dragonfly Brachytron pratense – SEG now monitors dragonflies on the farm
MSc and PhD students are welcome to conduct their research at Stanny