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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


Bee Diversity on Viper’s Bugloss

16th July 2020

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


A lockdown mystery

15th July 2020

For local naturalist, Terry Coult, lockdown provided an opportunity to study and appreciate a most unusual orchid


Wildlife Photography from Tynemouth

10th July 2020

Wildlife photographer Chris Castling shares a gallery of images captured within walking distance of home


Botany at Epiacum

3rd July 2020

Recently, NHSN botanists visited the Roman fort of Epiacum to produce an inventory of the plants growing at the historic site. Angus Lunn shares their finds below.


A Ringers Year: June 2020

30th June 2020

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


Capturing the History of a Hidden Gem

The history of Darras Hall Grasslands is being captured and celebrated as part of a new project


A Pleasure Shared

24th June 2020

NHSN Volunteer Ranger, Ian Hogg, shares his lockdown naturalist experience from Gosforth Nature Reserve


Marsh and Spotted Orchids (Dactylorhizas) in the North East

Explore Marsh orchids and Spotted-orchids in the North East with botanical Vice-county Recorder for South Northumberland, John Richards


Lockdown in the Lower Derwent Valley

23rd June 2020

For NHSN Trustee, Michael Turner, lockdown has been spent observing and enjoying the wildlife of the Lower Derwent Valley