Tag: Northumberland Wildlife Trust
The unusual and wet winter weather is having a strange effect on wildlife across Northumberland, with a mixed pattern of behaviour amongst birds. The good news is that the days are getting longer and hopefully warmer soon. Kevin O’Hara of Northumberland Wildlife Trust explores Northumberland wildlife in February.
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!
Wildlife in Northumberland and the surrounding areas explodes in the North of Britain when July arrives. Conservation officer Kevin O’Hara, who works for Northumberland Wildlife Trust, guides readers through the wildlife extravaganza which is ours to enjoy. Discover birds, otters, wild flowers and much more.
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.
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.
If you love wildlife and have time to spare on Bank Holiday weekends, Northumberland Wildlife Trust invites you to become part of the team involved in the Kielder Osprey Watch at Leaplish Park, Kielder, this summer. This is a thrilling project in which to be involved and you will be helping ensure that the ospreys are here to stay in Northumberland.
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.
People across the North East of England and the Scottish Borders are urged to support National Nest Box Week and give a brood a home. Find out more and what you can do to support local wildlife.
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.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has been affected by cuts in funding for wildlife conservation work. The organisation and its patron, the broadcaster and keen conservationist Bill Oddie, are hoping people will support it over the Big Give Christmas Challenge, set to take place in early December.
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.
A spine-tingling fun run is set for this Halloween in Bothal Woods, near Morpeth, Northumberland. The Northumberland Wildlife Trust event is a fund-raiser for the Trust, with each £5 entry fee going to support the trust’s work. Alternatively, runners can get sponsorship for their run. There will be a prize for the most scarily dressed male and female!
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.