Exploring Summer Wildflowers


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Perfect for beginners, take a closer look at summer wildflowers as part of Gosforth's Wild Web.

About Gosforth's Wild Web

All Gosforth's Wild Web events are free, fun and friendly. Made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, they provide opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy and experience local wildlife in the neighbourhoods across Newcastle and North Tyneside. What will you discover in your local area? Join in today and start noticing nature near you. For more information about the project, please see here.

Essential Information

Event lead: James Common

Event length: 1 session, Thursday 16 May, 10.00 am-12.30 pm (approx)

Event structure: Informal walk

L evel: Beginner/Enthusiast

Meet at: Silverlink Park Car Park, opposite the Village Hotel, Grid Ref: NZ 31456 70209, What Three Words: milder.shuttling.clip

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Event cost: Free to all

About this event

Our grasslands, parks and wild spaces are a thing of beauty come Summer. Join us for a relaxed and friendly walk as we explore orchids and other beautiful grassland plants.

Perfect for beginners, this new series of walks with botanist, James Common, will explore the fascinating plants with which we share our city. Together, we'll learn to recognise common and familiar species while appreciating the beauty of the hardy plants that bloom in our city's green spaces.

Questions (and identification queries) are welcome at any time by emailing james.common@newcastle.ac.uk.


This event comprises a walk of approx 1 mile, mostly on maintained paths.

Recommended equipment:

Sturdy shoes.

About the event lead:

James works as Senior Naturalist at NHSN. Outside of work, he is a passionate wildlife recorder with a focus on botany and invertebrates. As a botanist, he is a joint BSBI Vice-County Recorder for North Northumberland and an iRecord verifier for South Northumberland. Away from plants, he is an enthusiastic recorder of insects, especially ladybirds.