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Fruit and Nut Served Warm

14th September 2018

The sunny end of an early September school day gave my son and I a chance to explore Walbottle Brickworks Local Nature Reserve on the western edge of Newcastle city. […]

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Could you help enthuse about North East nature?

10th September 2018

Whether it’s facilitating the viewing of badgers, leading Nightjar and Red Squirrel walks or foraging for fungi in the Northumbrian uplands, the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) has always […]

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A Ringers Year: August 2018

3rd September 2018

Ringing at Howick Arboretum continued this month with 35 birds processed on the 3rd of August.  These included 8 retraps with a female Great Tit first ringed in 2014 and […]

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Igniting an Intrigue for the Wilds

Take a minute; think back to the first moments that ignited your intrigue for Nature. Perhaps I’m mistaken, but I could guarantee it was a ‘wow’ moment; something that surprised you and made you […]

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Spring 2018 at Crowtrees Local NR

2018 has been an odd year.  An extended period of cold weather in the winter and early spring meant things were very slow to start growing.  In February, despite walking […]

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Can you help Amy Charlton create a true urban green space?

20th August 2018

Born of the candlelight lectures, delivered by NHSN members in the 1890’s to reconnect young people from North East England with the region’s children with nature, our Lantern Fund Appeal […]

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Introducing the 10 miles of Druridge Bay

15th August 2018

The sweep of Druridge Bay itself, some eight kilometres of sandy littoral a little to the south of Amble in Northumberland, is part of a coastline between the estuary of […]

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August is a purple month

10th August 2018

As we crest the hill of high summer and look down the slope towards autumn changes are occurring daily. This has already been a remarkable year – and we are […]

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Five great apps for the modern naturalist

9th August 2018

Times are changing, and whether you welcome the shift towards a more technologically advanced age of wildlife-recording, or not, apps are fast becoming an invaluable addition to the would-be naturalist’s […]

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NHSN will speak out for Newcastle’s Kittiwakes

1st August 2018

It has come to our attention over recent days that a number of threatened kittiwakes have perished as a direct result of entrapment in netting designed to deter them from […]

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