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Your Sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve

29th September 2020

As autumn descends, fascinating fungi, arriving wildfowl and late-season insects take pride of place in your latest update from Gosforth Natur Reserve

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Nectar Robbing

19th August 2020

Explore problem-solving in short-tongued bees in a new post by local naturalist, Christopher wren

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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

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Barn Owls breed again at Gosforth Nature Reserve

14th August 2020

This summer marked a major milestone for Gosforth Nature Reserve as the first Barn Owls in over forty years returned to breed on site

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Your Sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve

Wetland birds take pride of place in your latest wildlife update from Gosforth Nature Reserve

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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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North East Bee Hunt Update

31st July 2020

You have now shared a fantastic 1750 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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A huge boost for volunteers at Gosforth Nature Reserve

30th July 2020

Thanks to National Lottery players, dedicated NHSN volunteers will receive £49,000 to support their work at Gosforth Nature Reserve

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The Red-tailed Cuckoo Bee in North East England

Discover the large and elusive Red-tailed Cuckoo Bee and its history, distribution and future in the North East

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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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