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Online Talk: Bumblebees of North East England

26th March 2020

Discover the biology, ecology and future status of bumblebees in North East England

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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

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Online talk: Plants Behaving Badly

20th March 2020

Join botanist, Chris Metherell, for a tour around some of the taxonomic terrors and sulky teenagers of the plant world

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A daily dose of nature is important, now more than ever

18th March 2020

There is no escaping that the next few months are going to be difficult. As social distancing becomes the norm, it is important to look after ourselves and to seek […]

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A fresh face at Gosforth Nature Reserve

4th March 2020

The importance of Gosforth Nature Reserve cannot be understated. Recognised for its biodiversity and scientific value, since 1929, the site has acted as a vital refuge for some of the […]

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A Ringers Year: January 2020

4th February 2020

I have just returned from two weeks in the West African Country of The Gambia where I stayed with 12 other volunteers from the UK; at the Kartong Bird Observatory.  […]

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Join the buzz around bumblebees in 2020

22nd January 2020

It’s hard not to admire bumblebees: they’re colourful, perform a vital function in the ecosystem and are sufficiently diverse to keep entomologists, expert and enthusiast alike, on their toes. To […]

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The North East New Year Plant Hunt-Off – The Results

7th January 2020

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland’s (BSBI) New Year Plant Hunt is an annual event in which botanists, expert and amateur alike, head out to record the plant species bucking the […]

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A Ringers Year: December 2019

We undertook two ringing sessions near my house this month catching 19 new birds and 10 retraps on the 10th, and 32 new birds with 13 re-traps on the 20th.  The […]

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A Ringer’s Year: November 2019

3rd December 2019

We managed two final ringing sessions at Howick by changing days at short notice to dodge the rain and wind.  On the 2nd we had 29 re-traps and 29 new […]

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