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Your Sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve

26th August 2020

Kingfishers, cuckoo bees and a surprise Marsh Harrier feature in your latest update from Gosforth Nature Reserve

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Crayfish Plague confirmed on the River Leven

Members of the public are being asked to remain alert after the Environment Agency confirmed a case of crayfish plague in the River Leven

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North East Bee Hunt Update

20th August 2020

You have now shared over 2000 records as part of the North East Bee Hunt. Below, Charlotte Rankin summarises your records and observations over the last two weeks.

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Bee of the Month: ‘Plasterer Bees’

19th August 2020

Charlotte Rankin introduces a small and industrious group of bees you could encounter in your garden throughout August

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Nectar Robbing

Explore problem-solving in short-tongued bees in a new post by local naturalist, Christopher wren

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Are Foreign Flowers the Future?

18th August 2020

Explore the urban insect pollinator and learn how non-native flowers could help reverse their decline with postgraduate researcher, Shannon Goldberg

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Barn Owls breed again at Gosforth Nature Reserve

14th August 2020

This summer marked a major milestone for Gosforth Nature Reserve as the first Barn Owls in over forty years returned to breed on site

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Your Sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve

Wetland birds take pride of place in your latest wildlife update from Gosforth Nature Reserve

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New Friends, New Possibilities: Lockdown 2020

12th August 2020

Dr Mike Cassidy shares how innovation allowed a small group of bird enthusiasts to continue enjoying nature during lockdown

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Saved by Seashells She Saved

10th August 2020

For local artist, Charlotte Powell, beachcombing provided solace, healing and inspiration during lockdown

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