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Botany in Bellingham

24th November 2020

For NHSN member and botanist, Bill Burlton, lockdown was spent exploring plant diversity close to home.

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Coquet Island 2020 Summary

19th November 2020

David Kinchin-Smith shares an update from Coquet Island where isolation helped RSPB staff continue work to monitor and protect wildlife during lockdown.

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Starlings

12th November 2020

Inspired by the sight and sound of Starling murmurations, poet, Terry Astley, shares a new poem capturing beautifully the nature of this seasonal spectacle

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A major boost for Volunteer Rangers

Dedicated NHSN volunteers receive £1,900 from the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland for a new welcome hut and toilet provision at Gosforth Nature Reserve.

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“ASH” – A celebration at the eleventh hour!

11th November 2020

Discover a new monograph by author, Archie Miles, celebrating one of Britain's most iconic and now threatened native trees

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House martins: A particular nest in Morpeth

3rd November 2020

NHSN member, Bridget Gubbins, shares the story of the first House Martins to nest in her Morpeth garden since 1976

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A Ringers Year: October 2020

2nd November 2020

Read the latest monthly update from ornithologist and bird ringer, Phil Hanmer

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Discovering Birdwatching

30th October 2020

For young NHSN member, Max Bawden, lockdown provided an opportunity to discover a new hobby in the beautiful surrounds of the Lake District

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My life in lockdown

21st October 2020

For NHSN member, Ann Chapman, lockdown led to a growing appreciation for some of the North East's most common, yet beautiful, wildflowers

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Abundant acorns on the forest floor – is 2020 a mast year?

With autumn in full swing, naturalists across the North East are noticing an unusual abundance of seasonal fruits. Polly Stevens asks an important question: is 2020 a 'mast year'?

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