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Book Review: The James Losh Diaries

14th August 2019

The James Losh Diaries 1802-1833. Life and Weather in Early Nineteenth-Century Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By Deborah Smith. Cambridge Scholars publishing. £64.99. In the mid-1800s one of the interests of the NHSN was […]

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Summer sightings at Gosforth Park NR

5th July 2019

Gosforth Park Nature Reserve has been the place to be of late, and not just because of the fine, summer weather we have experienced here in the North East. No, […]

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A Ringers Year: June 2019

1st July 2019

 June saw the last ringing of a brood of young tawny owls on the 11th.  This year I had around 50% occupancy (breeding attempts) that’s at 10 sites.  However, two […]

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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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Book review: How to be an Urban Birder

21st May 2019

David Lindo, Princeton University Press 2018, 232 pages Jamie Oliver commends this attractively produced and very accessible softback publication, now in the Natural History Society of Northumbria’s (NHSN) Library, as […]

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What to watch in the North East this Summer

7th May 2019

Oak-wood birds at Allen Banks The aged oak woods of Allen Banks stand as one of the best places in the North East to observe a range of scarce, upland […]

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Hundreds get to grips with biological recording at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

30th April 2019

With clouds brewing and unsettled weather for the whole day, we weren’t entirely sure how our first ever Bioblitz at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve would pan out. However, with around […]

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David Noble-Rollin recognised for outstanding contribution to Gosforth Park

17th April 2019

NHSN and members of the Gosforth Park Nature Reserve management committee would like to offer a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to David Noble-Rollin, who is stepping down having served on the […]

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Mid-April Sightings at Gosforth Park NR

15th April 2019

With temperatures gradually rising and spring now well and truly on its way, your sightings from Gosforth Park Nature Reserve have reflected perfectly this changeable (and terribly exciting) period of […]

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Newcastle University students muck in to help endangered Tree Sparrows

10th April 2019

Tree Sparrows are experiencing a population decline in the UK and are quite rare to see, a lack of safe nesting areas could be contributing to this decline. Clark’s Bog […]

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