Grab your favourite beverage, sit back and discover North East nature from home as you enjoy new videos and talks from local naturalists
How can you make the most of your wildlife sightings? Join naturalist, Ryan Clark, to hear how your wildlife observations can form a powerful tool for conservation. This talk will introduce you to the basics of biological recording and its many uses for wildlife conservation in Britain.
Hear from Dr Paul Morrison and David Kinchin-Smith, RSPB, and explore the management and inner workings of the island before enjoying a special talk from Newcastle University researcher, Ibrahim Alfarwi, who will share the latest research into predator and prey populations on Coquet.
The Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) is the first mammal to be reintroduced to Britain following its nationwide extinction 400 years ago and is a species that holds the key to restoring our lost wetland habitats, along with the endangered species and vital ecosystem functions that they support. Join Cumbria Beaver Group representative Heather to become ‘reacquainted’ with this often-misunderstood mammal, to discover its ecology, impacts and potential.
Take a virtual tour of the North East coast as you join Chris Metherell to identify the wildflowers you are likely to encounter within dune habitats.
Rinke Vinkenoog provides an account of the unfolding spring at the Prudhoe Spetchells, highlighting the wildlife you can enjoy at this remarkable and very special location.
Chris Metherell provides an introduction to the wildflowers commonly found along roadsides.
Chris Redfern introduces some of the spring songsters you might encounter in the North East.
Take a virtual tour of a Northumbrian wood as you join Chris Metherell identify the woodland wildflowers you are likely to encounter close to home.
Join NHSN members, Julia Black and Neil Pont, as they share the wildlife to be found in their suburban garden, from Dog’s-Mercury and blooming toadflax to solitary bees and butterflies.
Charlotte Rankin provides an introduction to next of our North East Bee Hunt target species: the eye-catching Red Mason Bee.
Join members of the North East Bee Hunt team and NHSN staff to hear more about North East bees, their identification, and how you can help record them as part of the North East Bee Hunt.
Chris Metherell, botanical County Recorder for North Northumberland, introduces the wildflower species you are most likely to encounter in damp areas, including streamsides and wet meadows.
Take a trip into the undergrowth as local naturalist, Chris Wren, shares a collection of small mammal footage filmed in his North East garden.
Hazel Makepeace shares videos and photos of bees she’s recorded in her garden for the North East Bee Hunt.
For 190 years, the NHSN has sought to inspire wonder in the natural world. This short film aims to celebrate the various aspects that come together to make the organisation so special.
Gosforth Nature Reserve is the North East’s oldest nature reserve and one of the last true wild spaces within the limits of Newcastle.
Bringing John Hancock’s remarkable story to life to inspire a new generation of naturalists. Animation by Roots and Wings.
A trip to the Farne Islands off the Northumberland Coast to see the Grey Seals and their pups!