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North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2015

4th November 2014

We have joined forces with Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley Wildlife Trusts and the Great North Museum: Hancock to launch this prestigious competition for 2015, which is kindly being supported by Nestle and Alan Hewitt Photography. The competition is now […]


Natural History archive secures Heritage Lottery Fund investment

14th October 2014

The Natural History Society of Northumbria has received a confirmed grant of £137,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a 3-year project aimed at improving the long-term management, preservation […]


Help needed for new hide after funds raised

5th September 2014

We are delighted with the response from Society Members to our fundraising appeal for a new hide and boardwalk at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. Members have raised £9,875. We can’t […]


Northumberland Sandwich Tern is “First” for USA

7th May 2014

A Sandwich Tern ringed on Coquet Island in 2002 as part of our ongoing seabird research has caused a bit of a stir this year when it turned up at […]


Bid to Improve Archive Treasure

Dinosaur bones, giant Japanese crabs and Egyptian mummies are not the only treasures in the GreatNorthMuseum: Hancock. The archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria contain many valuable artworks, […]


Shark Found!

On 4th October Ann Suter and her husband were walking along the Northumberland coast on holiday, when they reached the southern end of Embleton Bay, near Dunstanburgh Castle. Ann recalls […]


The Return of Bewick’s Woodblocks

A collection of 7 beautiful woodblocks by Thomas Bewick has been purchased by the Society with the aid of a generous private donation and a grant from the Bewick Society. […]


On your marks, get set, go! Mammal Recording Race 2014

In 2012 the Northumbria Mammal Group organised a mammal race to encourage people to send us their mammal sightings. This was so that we could get an idea of where […]


Launch of New Durham Bird Watching Course

27th September 2013

The Natural History Society of Northumbria is launching a new bird watching course in County Durham this Autumn. Led by Keith Bowey, one of the region’s top bird experts, the […]


Calling All Wildlife Explorers! Help Needed to Find Wildlife Species

30th August 2013

Local naturalists are preparing to find as many wildlife species as possible in a city centre park. A 24-hour ‘Bioblitz’ will take place in Jesmond Dene in September as part of […]