Archive for December, 2013
After sometime off to take care of eye surgery, regular columnist Kevin O’Hara returns to capture the wonder and beauty of wildlife in Northumberland. This time he turns his attention to the wonderment of wildlife in winter, and the special beauty cold days and clear nights can bring when out spotting birds and much more.
Northumberland is home to the largest Dark Skies Park in Europe, following a successful bid by Northumberland National Park to create the dark skies preserve in the Border Country. It combines areas covering the national park and Kielder Water and Forest Park and will be called Northumberland International Dark Sky Park (NDSP).
Wildlife watchers arrived at Druridge Bay not too long ago to tabulate numbers and species in the area. In total, more than 500 species were recorded. The highpoint was when they spotted an otter at nearby Hauxley Reserve. And children were delighted when they saw an brown rat get into a scrap with a bird!
A brand new accommodation offering is set to open in Northumberland. Hesleyside Estate in Northumberland National Park is opening a glamping offering to holidaymakers. The huts are deluxe accommodation for nature lovers who want a holiday in the North Tyne Valley. They are traditional Northumberland shepherds huts.