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September 2020

Your Sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve

29th September 2020

As autumn descends, fascinating fungi, migrant wildfowl and late-season insects take pride of place in your latest update from Gosforth Nature Reserve

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Hedgehog Notes from Fenham

For NHSN member, Moira Gray, lockdown provided an opportunity to investigate the comings and goings of Fenham's urban hedgehogs

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Hope and Inspiration during Lockdown

28th September 2020

Local naturalist, Jane Gray, shares an exciting lockdown discovery as Lapwings breed in close proximity to Gosforth Nature Reserve

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Ivy: an autumnal magnet for pollinators

24th September 2020

While most wildflowers have finished for the year, Autumn is the time when Ivy bursts into life. Explore the value of this underappreciated plant for flower-visiting insects in a new article by Charlotte Rankin

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A Summer Walk, a poem by Brenda Astley

23rd September 2020

For botanist and NHSN member, Brenda Astley, a summer walk during lockdown provided inspiration for a delightful poem detailing a trip into the Northumbrian countryside

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Nature Notes from a Gosforth Garden

18th September 2020

For naturalist and long-term NHSN member, Bob Wilkin, lockdown provided an opportunity to immerse himself in garden wildlife and appreciate the value of Newcastle's wildlife corridors

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The butterfly effect!

16th September 2020

A leading North East regeneration specialist is investing in schemes to help a threatened butterfly spread its wings and to create ecological attractions for local communities.

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Your Sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve

11th September 2020

Kingfishers, otters and scarce butterflies feature in your latest wildlife update from Gosforth Nature Reserve

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Lockdown and Little Terns

10th September 2020

For Sally Reay, Shorebird Warden at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, lockdown provided an opportunity to reflect on what could be a tumultuous year for Northumberland's breeding Little Terns

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NHSN’s Friday Talks are returning, with one small difference…

8th September 2020

Join us each Friday night between October and March for a new and exciting natural history talk you can enjoy at home

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