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National Tree Planting Week at Gosforth Park

28th November 2018

As part of National Tree Planting Week, this past weekend saw NHSN supporters descending upon Gosforth Park Nature Reserve to plant over 300 trees kindly donated to NHSN by the […]

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The 1829 Talks – Another Radical Innovation!

23rd November 2018

Having been a member of the Natural History Society of Northumbria for most of the last fifty years, I can safely and authoritatively state that innovation is not one of […]

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The story behind our star photo

7th November 2018

This post highlights the story behind the cover image featured on our upcoming issue of North East Nature. I took this ‘Nutkin’ shot at that ‘not-so-secret’ ‘secret’ spot most of you […]

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11 reasons to join NHSN this Winter

31st October 2018

Support Urban Wildlife Your membership allows us to maintain and protect Gosforth Park Nature Reserve – one of the last unspoilt green space sites in Newcastle and home to an […]

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Gosforth Park sightings – 29/10/18

29th October 2018

Avian highlights at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve over the last fortnight include Bitterns, seen from both the Ridley and Pearce hides, and a lingering Whooper Swan. Elsewhere, a Green Woodpecker was […]

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Gosforth Park Inspires Greatness

Life is full of surprises and there are plenty to be found in the NHSN Archive! A few weeks ago, I came upon a hard-backed journal, “Gosforth Park”, by Colin […]

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NHSN Book Reviews #1

26th October 2018

  My House of Sky – The Life and Work of J. A. Baker Hetty Saunders has created this biography of the elusive J. A. Baker, thought to be one […]

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Wild West

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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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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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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