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Bee Diversity on Viper’s Bugloss

16th July 2020

Viper's Bugloss is widely considered to be one of the best native plants for pollinators. Local naturalist, Christopher Wren, highlights bee diversity on this beautiful and beneficial plant


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


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.


A Botanical Success Story at Gosforth Nature Reserve

3rd March 2020

Last year, on a day marked by blissful weather and the song of woodland birds, NHSN volunteers planted 2000 native wildflower plugs at Gosforth Nature Reserve. Supported by tools and […]


The North East New Year Plant Hunt-Off – The Results

7th January 2020

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland’s (BSBI) New Year Plant Hunt is an annual event in which botanists, expert and amateur alike, head out to record the plant species bucking the […]


A welcome boost to biodiversity at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

27th March 2019

NHSN are incredibly grateful to the ladies of the Gosforth Park Ladies Club, a strand of the Northumberland Golf Club, for the generous donation of £965 towards the purchase of […]