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Gosforth Nature Reserve Exploration Day


Date & Time

Date: Saturday, 18 July 2020

Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Gosforth Nature Reserve

Salters Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5EP

Event Details

Discover the North East’s oldest nature reserve at our annual exploration day.

Everyone is welcome to join us. Drop in anytime between 10.30am and 3.30pm to learn about birds, plants, mammals and insects from friendly local naturalists. Activities this year will include pond-dipping, birdwatching, moth trapping and mammal monitoring, while our popular tree trail and insect biohunt will also make a triumphant return.

Gosforth Nature Reserve is the jewel in the crown of Newcastle’s remaining green space sites and is home to a range of rare and elusive species. On a typical visit, there is the potential to encounter bittern, roe deer, kingfisher, red fox, red squirrel, willow tit and more.

Parking will be available outside the reserve in the layby on Salters Lane. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the reserve, even on leads, to avoid disturbing wildlife.

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