Join the North East Ladybird Spot
Urban or rural, enthusiast or expert, wherever you are in the region, your sightings will reveal the mysteries surrounding ladybirds in the North East.
This spring and summer, join the North East Ladybird Spot from the Tees to the Tweed to increase knowledge and understanding of these exquisite invertebrates.
Natural History Society of Northumbria
Your support is invaluable. From the Tees to the Tweed, your NHSN membership makes things happen for nature across the North East.
Gosforth Nature Reserve is closed
Your safety is paramount. To keep you safe and in line with government guidance, Gosforth Nature Reserve is closed as of Monday 4 January.
We know how much access to the reserve means to you. When we’re able to open again, you’ll be the first to know.
Please see the page below for further annoucements.
The perfect gift for Mother’s Day
Do you know a special someone passionate about nature?
Perhaps she enjoys birdwatching or botany, is fascinated by insects, or would simply enjoy a quiet walk in a quaint English woodland.
Treat someone you know to a year’s membership of NHSN this Mother’s Day. They’ll receive a range of great membership benefits and you will help protect nature for years to come.
Explore new natural history talks
Uncover the latest environmental news and research in one of many free online talks.
From beavers to backyard botany, Gosforth Nature Reserve to the hills and valleys of Teesdale, catch up with all of this year’s talks now on YouTube.
Uncover the history of NHSN
For almost two centuries, the passion and enthusiasm of NHSN members has made a difference for North East nature.
A community for people of all interests, backgrounds and experience levels, you can now explore the history of NHSN in a new interactive timeline.
We rely on dedicated NHSN volunteers to make a difference
Could you help inspire wonder in the natural world?
By offering just a few hours of your time, you could make a difference for nature across the North East.
Everyone can volunteer with NHSN. Whatever your background, interests, or skills, if you are willing to help, we would love to hear from you.
North East Nature Books
Which books inspired you about the North East’s wildlife and landscapes?
We’re creating a digital bookshelf of the best books that describe, celebrate and inspire wonder in North East nature. Fact or fiction, any book counts, and published poetry and local guide books are welcome too.
By sharing your favourite reads and celebrating the work of authors, poets and naturalists across the region, you’ll help inspire others to enjoy and learn about the natural world.