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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

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A daily dose of nature is important, now more than ever

18th March 2020

There is no escaping that the next few months are going to be difficult. As social distancing becomes the norm, it is important to look after ourselves and to seek […]

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A fresh face at Gosforth Nature Reserve

4th March 2020

The importance of Gosforth Nature Reserve cannot be understated. Recognised for its biodiversity and scientific value, since 1929, the site has acted as a vital refuge for some of the […]

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Celebrating 190 Years of NHSN

30th August 2019

Last week, naturalists from across the North East gathered to celebrate 190 years of The Natural History Society of Northumbria. A total of 180 individuals attended the celebration, enjoying a […]

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Newcastle University students muck in to help endangered Tree Sparrows

10th April 2019

Tree Sparrows are experiencing a population decline in the UK and are quite rare to see, a lack of safe nesting areas could be contributing to this decline. Clark’s Bog […]

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Gosforth Park Inspires Greatness

29th October 2018

Life is full of surprises and there are plenty to be found in the NHSN Archive! A few weeks ago, I came upon a hard-backed journal, “Gosforth Park”, by Colin […]

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On 20 years of NHSN’s Mid-Week Botany Group

8th October 2018

The Midweek Botany Group started twenty years ago in 1998 when we (Janet Angel and Chris Irvine) had been going on the botany section weekend field meetings for several years.  We wanted to do more botany so […]

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Introducing the 10 miles of Druridge Bay

15th August 2018

The sweep of Druridge Bay itself, some eight kilometres of sandy littoral a little to the south of Amble in Northumberland, is part of a coastline between the estuary of […]

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Introducing Waldridge Fell and Daisy Hill Local Nature Reserve

11th July 2018

Sacriston, where I live, is a former mining village halfway between Durham City and Chester-le-Street. Lying between Sacriston and Chester-le-Street are Waldridge Fell and Daisy Hill Local Nature Reserve. Waldridge […]

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A closer look at our ‘Women Naturalists’ exhibition

22nd June 2018

As the Great Exhibition of the North prepares to launch and the Great North Museum: Hancock completes the final preparations for its innovative Which Way North exhibition, we thought it […]

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