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Your Sightings from Gosforth Nature Reserve

22nd July 2020

Hawkers, harriers and hairstreaks in your latest wildlife update from Gosforth Nature Reserve

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From Staffordshire to the North East

20th July 2020

For NHSN Volunteer Ranger, Jack Butlin, nature provided a source of solace and respite during lockdown

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Lockdown Notes

16th July 2020

For NHSN Life Member, Anne Wilson, lockdown provided an opportunity to appreciate the interconnectedness of nature, and ponder the pressing issues facing the natural world

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Finding Bees

Philip Jordan shares six things he has learnt whilst taking part in the North East Bee Hunt

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Bee Diversity on Viper’s Bugloss

Viper's Bugloss is widely considered to be one of the best native plants for pollinators. Local naturalist, Christopher Wren, highlights bee diversity on this beautiful and beneficial plant

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A lockdown mystery

15th July 2020

For local naturalist, Terry Coult, lockdown provided an opportunity to study and appreciate a most unusual orchid

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Bee of the Month: the Fork-tailed Flower Bee

Charlotte Rankin introduces the endearing and under-recorded Fork-tailed Flower Bee, a species you could encounter in your gardens throughout July

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North East Bee Hunt Update

You have now shared a fantastic 1600 records as part of the North East Bee Hunt. Below, Charlotte Rankin summarises your records and observations over the last two weeks.

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Online talk: How will climate change affect insect pollinators?

14th July 2020

Join pollinator researcher, Ellen Moss, and discover the impact of climate change on pollinators and the wildflowers they feed on

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Wildlife Photography from Tynemouth

10th July 2020

Wildlife photographer Chris Castling shares a gallery of images captured within walking distance of home

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