Author Archive: Kevin OHara
Kevin O'Hara is a Conservation Officer for Northumberland Wildlife Trust and is a great wildlife enthusiast with lots of information and knowledge about wildlife in the North of England. He writes a monthly wildlife column on thisisnorthumberland.com
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is keen to work with golf clubs in Northumberland and across the region to see how it can develop partnerships to help best care for these areas, which are often home to lots of wildlife.
Kevin O’Hara welcomes the arrival of spring and some warmer weather in the north of England. Find out what Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Conservation Officer has been up to in the last few weeks in his garden. And see what he is looking out for as he explores the beautiful countryside and takes in the birdsong.
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.
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.
Kevin O’Hara sets about preparing to record the advent of spring in the North East of England. But he feels some sadness too and laments the struggles that wildlife experience in the face of development and management methods of the countryside. Find out more about how we can help and support wildlife in these challenging times.
Kevin O’Hara, conservation officer with Northumberland Wildlife Trust, continues the tale began at the beginning of January. Back then, he revealed there were strange noises going in in his garden at night. This month’s column reveals the culprit, as well as highlights of February. He reminds us too to keep feeding birds in this cold weather.
Conservation Officer Kevin O’Hara struggles with the lack of daylight in the winter months, but has been enjoying the visit of a fox near his home in recent weeks. The cunning creature has been searching for food and, because it is mating season, is on the hunt for a vixen. Read this fascinating and curious tale!
Conservation Officer Kevin O’Hara and staff of Northumberland Wildlife Trust were at nature reserve Prestwick Carr on Thursday getting ready to move Exmoor Ponies further into Northumberland. Kevin captured the snowy scene and shares these images with our readers.
Kevin O’Hara, Conservation Officer at Northumberland Wildlife Trust, gives a colourful and impressive overview of wildlife in a month that has brought a dramatic change in the weather. He also explains what the word murmuration means and how and when you can look out for this wildlife spectacular!
The wildlife trust hopes to received funding to help conserve grasslands in the region. The unique and beautiful places could receive additional care thanks to monies from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust wildlife expert Kevin O’Hara gives a splendid overview of wildlife in the mid-autumn month of November. He notes the effect of a very wet spring and summer on our trees; many have failed to bear fruit or flower. On a positive note, look our for sparrows and starlings on their way home.
October brings with it magnificent autumn colours and a new range of wildlife, including fungi, ducks, swans and geese. It also marks the arrival of the dramatic rut, when deer lock antlers in head-to-head battles and fight each other as they pursue females. Kevin O’Hara, Conservation Officer with Northumberland Wildlife Trust, takes us through the month’s wildlife highlights.
September is a spectacular month for wildlife, nature and the outdoors, as Kevin O’Hara reveals. There’s a lot to see and discover, and excitement mounts as grey seals arrive in shallow waters off the Northumberland coast for feeding in advance of pupping season.
As part of the national celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of The Wildlife Trusts Movement, Northumberland Wildlife Trust has just a few places left on its 2012 centenary anniversary boat trip to the Inner Farne Bird Sanctuary on Saturday Sept. 1.
Bat fans are invited to book for Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s evening of bat spotting, set for Sept. 5 at the Havannah Nature Reserve, just outside Newcastle. There’ll be a chance to try sonic bat detectors, and hopefully spot some bats as they move about the reserve.
If you are looking for outstanding and Olympian feats in nature at a level to compete with London 2012, look no further than at the wildlife in Northumbria and the Scottish Borders, where you will find amazing strength, speed and agility.