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August is a purple month

10th August 2018

As we crest the hill of high summer and look down the slope towards autumn changes are occurring daily. This has already been a remarkable year – and we are […]

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Five great apps for the modern naturalist

9th August 2018

Times are changing, and whether you welcome the shift towards a more technologically advanced age of wildlife-recording, or not, apps are fast becoming an invaluable addition to the would-be naturalist’s […]

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NHSN will speak out for Newcastle’s Kittiwakes

1st August 2018

It has come to our attention over recent days that a number of threatened kittiwakes have perished as a direct result of entrapment in netting designed to deter them from […]

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An update from the Tyne Kittiwake Partnership

01/08/2018 In recent weeks, a number of kittiwakes have become trapped in and behind netting on buildings on the Newcastle Quayside. The Tyne Kittiwake Partnership shares the concerns of local […]

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Introducing Crowtrees Local Nature Reserve

30th July 2018

My interest in Crowtrees Local Nature Reserve dates back to a morning early in January 2016.  The reserve is just a couple of miles from home, up the steep side […]

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Introducing Rimside Moor & Longframlington Common

18th July 2018

The moors north of Longframlington – Rimside Moor & Longframlington Common – are unremarkable Northumbrian sandstone moorlands, having been intensively managed in the pursuit of grouse, grazing and cheap timber […]

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Introducing Waldridge Fell and Daisy Hill Local Nature Reserve

11th July 2018

Sacriston, where I live, is a former mining village halfway between Durham City and Chester-le-Street. Lying between Sacriston and Chester-le-Street are Waldridge Fell and Daisy Hill Local Nature Reserve. Waldridge […]

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A call for North East nature writers…

9th July 2018

NHSN are looking for naturalists to highlight the beauty and diversity of life in the North East through a new series of Nature Notebook blogs on our website. With each columnist covering […]

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Gosforth Park Open Day 2018

2nd July 2018

Boasting balmy temperatures, fantastic wildlife and record attendance, this year’s annual Gosforth Park Nature Reserve open day was perhaps our best yet. With an estimated 400 people attending throughout the […]

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A Ringers Year: June 2018

June 2018: Before I get around to reporting on this months activities I will summarise some returns of ‘controlled’ birds reported back to me by the BTO. These include the […]

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