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Celebrating Nature Journaling Week: Plants

1st June 2020

For today's theme, we're featuring botanical illustrations as inspiration for your journal notes and sketches


Online Library: Ring-necked Parakeets in North East England

4th April 2020

Examine the establishment and gradual increase of Ring-necked Parakeets in North East England


Online Library: The Beetles of Gosforth Nature Reserve

24th March 2020

Take a closer look at the beetle community of Gosforth Nature Reserve in this 2008 study by Martin Luff


Book review: Darwin’s Camera, by Phillip Prodger

3rd March 2020

Darwin’s Camera: Art and Photography in the Theory of Evolution Phillip Prodger Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009 See library catalogue for details. This book is a really interesting read, looking […]


Book review: A Prickly Affair – My Life with Hedgehogs, by Hugh Warwick.

22nd November 2019

I’ve always had a soft spot for hedgehogs, growing up they were one of the only wild animals I experienced living in a built up suburban area of Newcastle. I […]


Book Review: The Secret Life of the Owl, by John Lewis-Stempel

A wise old owl sat in an oak, The more he saw the less he spoke, The less he spoke the more he heard, Why can’t we all be like […]


Book review: Bird Therapy, by Joe Harkness

29th October 2019

World Mental Health Day is 10th October every year.  By happy coincidence, I picked up a new acquisition from the Natural History Society of Northumbria’s collection at the Great North […]