Archive for April, 2013
A new Northumberland National Park scheme is being supported by farmers and landowners around Simonside in the Coquet Valley. The scheme will see the planting of saplings to give queen bees of these vital pollinators a helping hand to breed and increase.
The future for the bumblebee is looking up now that the European Commission is set to place a suspension on dangerous insecticides which have negatively impacted the life of bees in Northumberland and around the world. The suspension is temporary but is welcomed by Northumberland Wildlife Trust.
Northumberland offers some fantastic, exciting and interesting events, and Kielder Water and Forest Park is no exception. From May until July you can do everything from study nature, learn bush craft, observe the stars and the heavens, see the Northern Lights, or enjoy clay shooting! Find out more about what you can do at Kielder, Northumberland.
Gluten-free is becoming more and more popular as celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow advocate this kind of diet. Here, food writer Harriet Southall explores the trend and tells readers about the first ever Taste North East TASTECLUB Great North Gluten Free Fair, set for Saturday 27th April, sponsored by Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons.
Funds from Natural England mean Northumberland National Park can upgrade footpaths in the Cheviot Hills. New recycled stone will replace boardwalks. Northumberland National Park Communications Officer Fraces Whitehead explains.
Writer Rachel Cochrane is inviting people to enter a national writing competition to commemorate 100 years since the death of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. You can write prose, a blog post, a letter or a poem about this inspiring and brave woman who helped shape democracy in the 20th century.
Plants and birds are starting to appear as spring approaches, but wildlife is struggling in the north of England as the unseasonably cold weather continues. Kevin O’Hara of Northumberland Wildlife Trust writes about the struggles puffins, guillemots and other auks are having on the Northumberland Coast. Hopefully some warmer weather will arrive soon.