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Bioblitz and Exploration Day at Gosforth Nature Reserve (Cancelled)


Date & Time

Date: Saturday, 25 April 2020

Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Gosforth Nature Reserve

Salters Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5EP

Event Details

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

In light of the changing situation surrounding the spread of coronavirus, this event has been cancelled.

We will postpone activities wherever possible and continue to monitor the situation. The NHSN office will also close until the situation improves. If you have any enquiries please email us at

Discover the wildlife thriving in the heart of the city as you join local naturalists for a day of wildlife-recording and educational activities at Gosforth Nature Reserve.

All are welcome to visit Gosforth Naure Reserve and enjoy a range of activities designed to bring you and your entire family up close with the best of North East nature. Activities include insect-hunting, mammal identification, bird ringing, moth trapping and, perfect for younger visitors, a tree trail and dedicated pond-dipping area.

All activities will be hosted by friendly local naturalists, all of whom will be more than happy to help you identify your finds and tell you more about your local nature reserve.

This event will contribute to this year’s City Nature Challenge – an international event to encourage people to find and document as many plants and animals as possible in cities across the globe. Visitors will be encouraged to record the wildlife they see and hear throughout the day, with your records helping us gain a better understanding of wildlife at the reserve, and across the wider North East.

Bumblebees, birds, flowers, fish; every record counts and following the success of last years event, the time has come to once again put Newcastle on the map for the right reasons!

Parking will be available outside the reserve in the layby on Salters Lane. Please note that no dogs are allowed on site.

Paths can get muddy if it rains so please wear suitable footwear.