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- National Lottery Heritage Fund throws lifeline of over £1 million to Wildlife Trusts during Covid-19 17th July 2020Fifteen Wildlife Trusts awarded emergency grants.
- Volunteers head back to the reserves 16th July 2020With the easing of lockdown restrictions, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s practical conservation volunteers have been able to resume work around the region for the first time in four months.
- Look who's out of Lockdown 10th July 2020It takes more than a worldwide pandemic and a UK lockdown to stop the Restoring Ratty project team from releasing more water voles back into the region.
- New report calls for ambitious help for insects 8th July 2020Nation of insect champions needed to reverse insect decline.
- Calls for nature to be at the heart of economic recovery 1st July 2020The Wildlife Trusts are deeply disappointed by the Government announcement to spend billions on roads at a time when serious investment in nature could address the twin emergencies of our age - climate change and nature loss - as well as provide jobs and improve people’s lives.
- Northumberland National Park Authority Approve Plans for Rural Housing Developments 16th July 2020The Northumberland National Park Authority Board have approved a suite of policies for the future development of the Park, including increased flexibility around housing developments and conversions within the National Park. During their authority meeting on Wednesday, the board were presented with their revised Local Plan, a key document in helping shape the future of […]
- Rothbury Coffee House to Open in Former National Park Visitor Centre 14th July 2020A former Northumberland National Park visitor centre in Rothbury is about to commence its next chapter with the opening of Bewick’s Kitchen & Coffee House this weekend. Church House, which remains a base for the Northumberland National Park Authority, Forestry England and Northumbria Police will now be sharing the 140-year-old building with the new coffee […]
- How do we know about Prehistory? 13th July 2020Prehistory is a time before written accounts. The only way we can find out about life is by looking at the evidence we find. We have found evidence of prehistoric life at lots of places in Northumberland National Park so it is very important for us to try to understand more about the people who […]
- Wonderful Willow 9th July 2020This time last year The Sill was about to host Weaving Across Borders, an exhibition of exquisite willow craft items curated by the Northumbria Basketry Group. Visitors to the exhibition were most impressed by the way in which expert craftspeople had used this sustainable material to produce beautiful, and in many cases useful, items. Somuch […]
- Plastic Free July 7th July 2020July is upon us, and so too is Plastic Free July. This is a global movement aimed at reducing plastic waste. You can find more about the challenge and ways to go plastic free on the Plastic Free July website. It’s not just plastics we need to think about. Whilst they’re very definitely a big […]
- Lockdown Notes 16th July 2020For NHSN Life Member, Anne Wilson, lockdown provided an opportunity to appreciate the interconnectedness of nature, and ponder the pressing issues facing the natural world
- Finding Bees 16th July 2020Philip Jordan shares six things he has learnt whilst taking part in the North East Bee Hunt
- Bee Diversity on Viper’s Bugloss 16th July 2020Viper'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
- A lockdown mystery 15th July 2020For local naturalist, Terry Coult, lockdown provided an opportunity to study and appreciate a most unusual orchid
- Bee of the Month: the Fork-tailed Flower Bee 15th July 2020Charlotte Rankin introduces the endearing and under-recorded Fork-tailed Flower Bee, a species you could encounter in your gardens throughout July