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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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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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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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A Ringers Year: June 2018

2nd July 2018

June 2018: Before I get around to reporting on this months activities I will summarise some returns of ‘controlled’ birds reported back to me by the BTO. These include the […]

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An update on the Farne islands Arctic terns

15th June 2018

Since 2015, The Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) has worked on a ground-breaking project tracking the migration of the Arctic Terns nesting on the Farne Islands, Northumberland. In the […]

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Please be considerate around our Coralroots

22nd May 2018

As many of you will surely know, Gosforth Park Nature Reserve is home to a colony of a very rare Coralroot Orchids Corallorhiza trifida, so named because their underground rhizomes look […]

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The impact of bad weather on bird life in the North-East, March-April 2018

13th April 2018

A recent weather incident report on the subject of beached birds, published by Daniel M Turner, NEBBS Group Coordinator, has highlighted the negative impact of bad weather throughout March on […]

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Students take on Rhododendrons in an exciting new project

19th March 2018

A group of keen Newcastle University undergraduates got some first-hand experience of conservation work last week by helping out at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. The volunteers took part in the […]

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