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Natural History

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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A Beginners Guide to ‘White’ butterflies

3rd August 2020

White butterflies are a common sight during the warmer months of the year and in the North East, you are likely to encounter four common species. Separate and identify these four species with NHSN Invertebrate Section lead, Gordon Port. 

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Finding a Silver Lining – A New Local Patch

22nd July 2020

Discover a smorgasbord of wildlife around Newcastle's Great Park as local naturalist, Chris Barlow, shares his experience of finding a new local patch during lockdown

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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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Recording Garden Wildlife

17th June 2020

For local naturalist, Sam Fisher, lockdown was spent gaining a greater appreciation of the wildlife to be found in his North Tyneside garden, from Tree Sparrows to eye-catching hoverflies

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The Smallest Bees of North East England

15th June 2020

Naturalist, Louise Hislop, introduces the North East's overlooked & under-recorded small bees

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The Orange-tailed Mining Bee at Gosforth Nature Reserve

1st June 2020

Discover one of the North East's most overlooked bee species, the eye-catching Orange-tailed Mining Bee

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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.

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Best field guides to use at home: Moths & Caterpillars

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, Heather Devey suggests guides to moths and caterpillars.

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Best field guides to use at home: Birds

28th 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, Neil Pont suggests guides for identifying birds.

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