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July 2020

North East Bee Hunt Update

31st July 2020

You have now shared a fantastic 1750 records as part of the North East Bee Hunt. Below, Charlotte Rankin summarises your records and observations over the last two weeks.


A huge boost for volunteers at Gosforth Nature Reserve

30th July 2020

Thanks to National Lottery players, dedicated NHSN volunteers will receive £49,000 to support their work at Gosforth Nature Reserve


The Red-tailed Cuckoo Bee in North East England

Discover the large and elusive Red-tailed Cuckoo Bee and its history, distribution and future in the North East


Lockdown on the Allotment

23rd July 2020

For wildlife gardener and amateur naturalist, Rob Galpin, lockdown was spent admiring the comings and goings of wildlife on his allotment


Finding a Silver Lining – A New Local Patch

22nd July 2020

Discover a smorgasbord of wildlife around Newcastle's Great Park as local naturalist, Chris Barlow, shares his experience of finding a new local patch during lockdown


Your Sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve

Hawkers, harriers and hairstreaks in your latest wildlife update from Gosforth Nature Reserve


From Staffordshire to the North East

20th July 2020

For NHSN Volunteer Ranger, Jack Butlin, nature provided a source of solace and respite during lockdown


Lockdown Notes

16th July 2020

For NHSN Life Member, Anne Wilson, lockdown provided an opportunity to appreciate the interconnectedness of nature, and ponder the pressing issues facing the natural world


Finding Bees

Philip Jordan shares six things he has learnt whilst taking part in the North East Bee Hunt


Bee Diversity on Viper’s Bugloss

Viper's Bugloss is widely considered to be one of the best native plants for pollinators. Local naturalist, Christopher Wren, highlights bee diversity on this beautiful and beneficial plant