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Nature Notebooks

Daisy Hill’s Coat of Many Colours

17th June 2019

June is the month when Daisy Hill dons its coat of many colours and becomes the star of the show. At this time of year the meadows come into their […]

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Winter in Retreat

1st March 2019

It might only be the third week of February but the feeling that we have turned the corner and are on the road to spring is everywhere. And what a […]

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Nature’s Symphony

22nd February 2019

Even though it is located just a few 100 metres from a busy main road, Jesmond Dene has the ability to block out the noise of the city. Replacing it, […]

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An introduction to Murton Gap fields, North Tyneside

11th February 2019

Murton Gap is the name give to the area of arable farmland separating Monkseaton, Shiremoor and Murton in North Tyneside. In fact, Murton Gap is a bit more than just […]

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Wild West

26th October 2018

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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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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Autumn on Longframlington Common

3rd October 2018

The place on the Common which I head for at this time of year, camera in hand, is Shirlaw Woods, where the fungi are enthusiastically throwing up their fruitbodies. These […]

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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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Spring 2018 at Crowtrees Local NR

3rd September 2018

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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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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