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A Ringers Year: September 2019

30th September 2019

Before turning to the extensive work we have been able to do at Howick this month I wanted to report that we have now been able to return to the […]

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Ratty makes a triumphant return to Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

The first confirmed sighting of a Water Vole in over a decade has been made at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. The individual, photographed by local wildlife photographer Chris Castling, marks […]

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A new addition to the NHSN team

18th September 2019

NHSN are delighted to welcome Jen Whitney who joins the team this week on an 11-month research secondment. Jen is a Librarian on secondment to NHSN from Carleton University in […]

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NHSN Members Exclusive Holidays with Naturetrek

16th September 2019

This year, we’re delighted to bring you an all-new programme of members-exclusive holidays with Naturetrek. With two fantastic locations on offer, each promising a unique mix of species and taxa, […]

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Dog Days of Summer are Done

4th September 2019

A visit to Waldridge Fell and Daisy Hill right now tells you that autumn is approaching, the acorns are ripening and the dog days of summer are over. What an […]

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A Ringers Year: August 2019

3rd September 2019

To say that this year’s mad summer has played havoc with bird ringing (especially at Howick) would be an understatement but first I will bring us up to date on […]

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Work Experience with NHSN

30th August 2019

We are incredibly grateful to Jenny Snell for her hard work during her time as a volunteer in the NHSN office and continued work as a trainee bird ringer at […]

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Celebrating 190 Years of NHSN

Last week, naturalists from across the North East gathered to celebrate 190 years of The Natural History Society of Northumbria. A total of 180 individuals attended the celebration, enjoying a […]

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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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A Ringers Year: July 2019

30th July 2019

We had our first ringing session of the year at Howick on Friday 19th July catching only 18 new birds but representing 11 different species.  Most notable were the pair […]

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