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.
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.
NHSN gift membership
Do you know someone passionate about nature?
Perhaps they enjoy birdwatching or astronomy, are 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. They’ll receive a range of great membership benefits and you will help protect nature for years to come.
Explore brand 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.
Talks, events and education courses
Explore North East nature through many talks, events and education courses taking place across the region.
From opportunities to observe and enjoy wildlife at some of the most beautiful locations in the North East, to informative talks on the latest environmental research, you’re sure to find something to inspire you.
Share your lockdown reflections
How has Coronavirus affected your thoughts, actions, or appreciation of nature, the place you live, or the wider environment?
Help capture a moment in time by sharing your Notes from a Lockdown Naturalist; a snapshot of your thoughts and reflections on the natural world during lockdown.
You could write a short article, create some art, compose a poem. It’s up to you.