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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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Ratty makes a triumphant return to Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

30th September 2019

The first confirmed sighting of a Water Vole in over a decade has been made at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. The individual, photographed by local wildlife photographer Chris Castling, marks […]

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A new addition to the NHSN team

18th September 2019

NHSN are delighted to welcome Jen Whitney who joins the team this week on an 11-month research secondment. Jen is a Librarian on secondment to NHSN from Carleton University in […]

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Work Experience with NHSN

30th August 2019

We are incredibly grateful to Jenny Snell for her hard work during her time as a volunteer in the NHSN office and continued work as a trainee bird ringer at […]

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Celebrating 190 Years of NHSN

Last week, naturalists from across the North East gathered to celebrate 190 years of The Natural History Society of Northumbria. A total of 180 individuals attended the celebration, enjoying a […]

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