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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


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


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


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


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.


Your Sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve

11th September 2020

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


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


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


Inspired by Gosforth Nature Reserve

For artist and new NHSN member, Margaret Mound, the reopening of Gosforth Nature Reserve provided inspiration for a number of artworks depicting the seasonal beauty of the reserve


A Ringers Year: August 2020

3rd September 2020

Read the latest monthly update from ornithologist and bird ringer, Phil Hanmer