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North East Bee Hunt Update

9th April 2020

Charlotte Rankin provides an overview of the first two weeks of the North East Bee Hunt


Five bee mimics you might encounter in the North East

7th April 2020

When recording bees, it pays to be wary of imposters. Here, Charlotte Rankin introduces five North East hoverflies with the potential to confuse observers.


Online Talk: Bucking the Trend on Coquet Island

6th April 2020

Take an in-depth look at conservation on Coquet Island with RSPB Warden, Paul Morrison


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


From the Museum: The Return of the Samurai

31st March 2020

From the Museum: The Return of the Samurai Today we’re featuring a blog post by Jo Anderson, assistant keeper of Archaeology at Great North Musuem: Hancock, about an interesting object […]


An Introduction to Bee Diversity

30th March 2020

Explore the world of honeybees, solitary bees and bumblebees with NHSN Project Officer and local entomologist, Charlotte Rankin


Online Talk: Bumblebees of North East England

26th March 2020

Discover the biology, ecology and future status of bumblebees 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


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


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 […]