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National Tree Week at GPNR

3rd December 2017

Tree planting at GPNR took place on 25 November as part of National Tree week (25 November – 3 December), which launches the winter tree planting season. Thanks to all […]


Diving in: Explore Your Archive week at NHSN

22nd November 2017

This week (18-26 November) is the annual Explore Your Archive week. Explore Your Archive is coordinated jointly by The National Archives (UK) and the Archives and Records Association (UK & […]


Reed beds rejuvenated by hard working volunteers

17th November 2017

Thanks to muscle-power and commitment from volunteers at our Gosforth Park Nature Reserve, this year’s reed bed clearance has been completed. The reed beds mature with age and benefit from […]


Virgin Money Volunteer Away Day

4th October 2017

NHSN were delighted to have an offer of help from Virgin Money’s Risk Assurance team to host their team away day at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. The team of staff […]


Learn Something New this Season

22nd September 2017

If you are keen to learn more about natural history, our education courses offer superb learning opportunities with knowledgeable course tutors. There is still availability on a few courses: Geology, […]


Young Explorers Discover Northumbria’s Wild Wonders

13th September 2017

Last night we hosted a small tea party for our ‘Young Explorers’ to celebrate the end of our Heritage Lottery Fund-ed archives and nature project. As part of this 3 […]


Critical Upgrade for NHSN, thanks to Newcastle University

1st September 2017

Delivering natural history in the 21st century requires the latest computing capability to support more people learning natural history in north east England. NHSN is enjoying growing membership and support: […]


Sighting project: colour-ringed Shags

11th August 2017

We need your help! The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Aberdeen are really keen to get resightings of colour ringed shags this winter. They are collaborating […]


Heritage Lottery Fund enables natural opportunities

9th August 2017

Thanks to grant aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a group of young people from Newcastle recently enjoyed visits to local natural places. The teenagers experienced pond dipping and bug […]


North East Wildlife Photography Competition and Exhibition 2017

19th July 2017

Over 1,600 photographs of North East wildlife were entered into this prestigious regional competition this year. With the standard of entries as high as ever it was a challenging task for […]