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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


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.


Lockdown Botany in the Garden

1st July 2020

For botanist and gardener, Jane Wrigley, lockdown provided an opportunity to more closely inspect the wild plantlife of her Fallowfield garden


Marsh and Spotted Orchids (Dactylorhizas) in the North East

24th June 2020

Explore Marsh orchids and Spotted-orchids in the North East with botanical Vice-county Recorder for South Northumberland, John Richards


The umbellifer plants – family Apiaceae

22nd June 2020

Local botanist, Mark Welfare, introduces umbellifer species to look for on your North East walks


Your Sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve

9th June 2020

From rare raptors to diminutive orchids, gain inspiration for your next visit with a summary of your sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve


Celebrating Nature Journaling Week: Plants

1st June 2020

For today's theme, we're featuring botanical illustrations as inspiration for your journal notes and sketches


Best field guides to use at home: Plants

29th May 2020

We've asked NHSN members to tell us about their favourite field guides for the garden or on walks close to home. In this post, Julia Black suggests guides for identifying plants.


Online Talk: Cocwudu – ancient woodlands in Northumberland

14th April 2020

Discover the forgotten evolution of a landscape as you take a tour of Northumberland's ancient woodlands with Max Adams


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