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Trail-blazing female naturalists to feature as part of the Great Exhibition of the North

8th June 2018

This summer, the Great Exhibition of the North (22 June – 9 September) descends on the Great North Museum: Hancock which, alongside the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the […]

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A closer look at Brady’s Ostracod

4th June 2018

Of all the treasures in the Great North Museum: Hancock collections, it is often the most nondescript that boast the most interesting stories. Recently, Dr David Horne, who works at […]

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2018 Lantern Fund enables young people to enjoy the fabulous Farne Islands

1st June 2018

This weekend past, young people from the WEYES group experienced a wildlife extravaganza as, supported by the NHSN Lantern Fund Appeal, they descended upon the Farne Islands to enjoy a […]

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Please be considerate around our Coralroots

22nd May 2018

As many of you will surely know, Gosforth Park Nature Reserve is home to a colony of a very rare Coralroot Orchids Corallorhiza trifida, so named because their underground rhizomes look […]

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2018 NHSN Lantern Fund Appeal

11th May 2018

We are very excited to share with you our new Lantern Fund Appeal for 2018 raising £4,000 to help local young people experience and learn about the nature in north […]

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Community Foundation Grant for Gosforth Park

9th May 2018

Thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, NHSN have been granted a fantastic £1810.00 to fund vital equipment for use at Gosforth Park […]

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Thanks to HLF as the Society’s ‘Archive Project’ draws to a close

30th April 2018

In October 2014 the Natural History Society of Northumbria began a 3-year project designed to significantly improve access to our important archive collection and engage young people in natural history […]

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Urban bat walk, 16th April 2018

18th April 2018

This past Monday, guests were treated to an introductory talk on bat ecology and a bat walk to Newcastle’s Exhibition Park courtesy of NHSN Admin and Support Officer, and Northumberland […]

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John Hancock: A Biography by T Russell Goddard (1929)

16th April 2018

John Hancock was born in his father’s house at the north end of Tyne Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on February 24th, 1808. His love of birds and desire to collect them appear […]

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