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A lockdown mystery

15th July 2020

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

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Bee of the Month: the Fork-tailed Flower Bee

Charlotte Rankin introduces the endearing and under-recorded Fork-tailed Flower Bee, a species you could encounter in your gardens throughout July

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North East Bee Hunt Update

You have now shared a fantastic 1600 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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Online talk: How will climate change affect insect pollinators?

14th July 2020

Join pollinator researcher, Ellen Moss, and discover the impact of climate change on pollinators and the wildflowers they feed on

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Wildlife Photography from Tynemouth

10th July 2020

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

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Lockdown Notes

8th July 2020

Our next Lockdown Naturalist entry comes from naturalist and seabird scientist, Daniel Turner, at Tynemouth

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Your Sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve

Siskins, sandpipers & St. John's-wort in your latest wildlife update from Gosforth Nature Reserve

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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.

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North East Bee Hunt Update

You have now shared an incredible 1400 records as part of the North East Bee Hunt. Charlotte Rankin summarises your records and provides inspiration on what to look for this week

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Who is coming to stay?

1st July 2020

Uncover the species likely to be found in your bee hotel in a new post from local entomologist, Louise Hislop

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