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The story behind our star photo

7th November 2018

This post highlights the story behind the cover image featured on our upcoming issue of North East Nature. I took this ‘Nutkin’ shot at that ‘not-so-secret’ ‘secret’ spot most of you […]

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11 reasons to join NHSN this Winter

31st October 2018

Support Urban Wildlife Your membership allows us to maintain and protect Gosforth Park Nature Reserve – one of the last unspoilt green space sites in Newcastle and home to an […]

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Gosforth Park sightings – 29/10/18

29th October 2018

Avian highlights at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve over the last fortnight include Bitterns, seen from both the Ridley and Pearce hides, and a lingering Whooper Swan. Elsewhere, a Green Woodpecker was […]

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Gosforth Park Inspires Greatness

Life is full of surprises and there are plenty to be found in the NHSN Archive! A few weeks ago, I came upon a hard-backed journal, “Gosforth Park”, by Colin […]

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NHSN Book Reviews #1

26th October 2018

  My House of Sky – The Life and Work of J. A. Baker Hetty Saunders has created this biography of the elusive J. A. Baker, thought to be one […]

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Wild West

A warm mid-October day gave the lad and I the chance to pack a picnic on the bikes and head out for a quick spin through Denton Dene, a wooded […]

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A welcome boost for bats at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

22nd October 2018

NHSN are delighted to announce a new, collaborative project with Northumbrian Water which has seen five new bat boxes installed at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve (GPNR). It is hoped that […]

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Fungi, fruit and haws

8th October 2018

There is no denying that autumn is now upon us and Waldridge Fell has changed its coat again. The heather has gone over, the bracken and trees are turning orange, […]

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On 20 years of NHSN’s Mid-Week Botany Group

The Midweek Botany Group started twenty years ago in 1998 when we (Janet Angel and Chris Irvine) had been going on the botany section weekend field meetings for several years.  We wanted to do more botany so […]

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A Ringers Year: September 2018

3rd October 2018

Ringing at Howick Arboretum continued this month despite the troublesome weather.  On the 1st   22 new birds and 17 retraps were processed.  Two very young Chiffchaff (warblers) were captured and […]

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