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Invertebrates

A Beginner’s Guide to Observing Odonata

8th October 2020

Local naturalist, Mark Welfare, shares some top tips for observing dragonflies and damselflies

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Ivy: an autumnal magnet for pollinators

24th September 2020

While most wildflowers have finished for the year, Autumn is the time when Ivy bursts into life. Explore the value of this underappreciated plant for flower-visiting insects in a new article by Charlotte Rankin

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North East Bee Hunt Update

20th August 2020

You have now shared over 2000 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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Bee of the Month: ‘Plasterer Bees’

19th August 2020

Charlotte Rankin introduces a small and industrious group of bees you could encounter in your garden throughout August

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Nectar Robbing

Explore problem-solving in short-tongued bees in a new post by local naturalist, Christopher wren

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Are Foreign Flowers the Future?

18th August 2020

Explore the urban insect pollinator and learn how non-native flowers could help reverse their decline with postgraduate researcher, Shannon Goldberg

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A Beginners Guide to ‘White’ butterflies

3rd August 2020

White butterflies are a common sight during the warmer months of the year and in the North East, you are likely to encounter four common species. Separate and identify these four species with NHSN Invertebrate Section lead, Gordon Port. 

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North East Bee Hunt Update

31st July 2020

You have now shared a fantastic 1750 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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The Red-tailed Cuckoo Bee in North East England

30th July 2020

Discover the large and elusive Red-tailed Cuckoo Bee and its history, distribution and future in the North East

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North East Bee Hunt Update

15th July 2020

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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