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- Wildlife charity rescues Halloween 20th October 2020With a huge question mark hanging over Trick or Treating and Halloween parties across the UK, a regional wildlife charity has come to the rescue of lovers of all things spooky this Halloween.
- On a mission to entertain 13th October 2020Pubs, cinemas and restaurants may be closed but one thing that isn’t closed is the great outdoors and this half-term Northumberland Wildlife Trust is on a mission to keep the region’s school kids entertained.
- Chloe joins her dream team 12th October 2020Morpeth resident Chloe Cook is Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s new ‘Catch My Drift’ project assistant.
- Are your boots ready for walking this autumn? 7th October 2020It’s time for everybody to support nature.
- Glamourous glampers support wildlife charity 5th October 2020At a time of economic uncertainty for many charities, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to welcome Award winning camping and glamping site Herding Hill Farm as its latest Silver Category corporate supporter.
- Don’t Get Caught Out In The Dark 22nd October 2020Northumberland National Park Authority echo the calls by the area’s Mountain Rescue teams in asking members of the public to remember to plan enough time for their outdoor activities as British Summer time draws to an end this weekend. “Before anyone sets out for an adventure, remember that you’ll have fewer daylight hours and you […]
- Authority Members Name Jean Davidson as new Chair 13th October 2020The appointment of Davidson follows the addition of Elizabeth Ellis, Policy Project Manager at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Marie Fallon, former Director of Regulated Industry at the Environment Agency as Secretary of State Members to the Board in July this year. Davidson, who lives in Kirknewton near Wooler, has been a member of […]
- Have you spotted the Four Spot Orb Weaver Spider? 9th October 2020The Four Spot Orb Weaver (Araneus quadratus) is a spectacular beastie noted for being our heaviest spider and arguably our most striking. It is readily identified in the field by its four large white spots on its circular abdomen which can be up to 17mm, and often comes in different colours – ranging from orangey-red […]
- Helping Local School Children Connect with Nature 10th September 2020Northumberland National Park are launching a new education programme, highlighting the importance of nature in young people’s education, health and wellbeing. In order to kick off the programme the National Park are gifting every first school in Northumberland with a copy of multi award winning book, The Lost Words, which is the subject of the […]
- Helping Every School Child in Northumberland Connect with Nature 10th September 2020Northumberland National Park are launching a new education programme, highlighting the importance of nature in young people’s education, health and wellbeing. In order to kick off the programme the National Park are gifting every first school in Northumberland with a copy of multi award winning book, The Lost Words, which is the subject of the […]
- My life in lockdown 21st October 2020For NHSN member, Ann Chapman, lockdown led to a growing appreciation for some of the North East's most common, yet beautiful, wildflowers
- Abundant acorns on the forest floor – is 2020 a mast year? 21st October 2020With 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'?
- Embleton Quarry: a gem on the Northumberland Coast 15th October 2020Fresh from her recent 1829 Talk, Ellie Coleman provides an introduction to Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve and the work which goes into protecting and improving this precious coastal site
- A Beginner’s Guide to Observing Odonata 8th October 2020Local naturalist, Mark Welfare, shares some top tips for observing dragonflies and damselflies
- Shades of Green 8th October 2020For NHSN member, Mima Cattan, the experience of sensing and observing nature during lockdown brought a new dimension to her appreciation of the natural world