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How to know when an animal is orphaned and when to help

How to know when an animal is orphaned and when to help

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many people want to step in and help what appears to be an orphaned animal. But, according to Kevin O’Hara, Conservation Officer at Northumberland Wildlife Trust, usually creatures are not orphaned and when they cry out it is to be left alone. He gives a few guidelines and anecdotes in this latest article.

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Storm Cocks and Scribbly Jacks

Storm Cocks and Scribbly Jacks

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kevin O’Hara of Northumberland Wildlife Trust reminisces and recalls some of the interesting names he and his boyhood friends used for wildlife, such as scribbly jack for yellowhammer – because of the unusual markings on the birds eggs. Lots of the names come from Middle English or Germanic origins.

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Northumberland winter wildlife a special joy on cold, still nights

Northumberland winter wildlife a special joy on cold, still nights

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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September brings fruits of the land in Northumberland

September brings fruits of the land in Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  September 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kevin O’Hara celebrates the arrival of one of his favourite months – September. It brings an abundance of activity, food and drink – all worthy of celebrating. The colours are rich and warm and it truly is a beautiful time of year. Kevin tells us more.

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Northumberland Wildlife picture gallery

Northumberland Wildlife picture gallery

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northumberland Wildlife Trust conservation officer Kevin O’Hara is our regular wildlife columnist. He is also an avid photographer and recently shared with us these images of wildlife that can be seen in Northumberland in the summer months.

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Northumbrian wildlife unfolds, despite cold weather

Northumbrian wildlife unfolds, despite cold weather

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Photos of ducklings on the Wansbeck

Photos of ducklings on the Wansbeck

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

A gallery of images showing ducklings on the Wansbeck in April 2012.

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NWT photo contest

NWT photo contest

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are a photographer be sure to submit your entry to Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s annual photography and film competition. It is open to amateur photographers and filmmakers of all ages, and the winners will receive some wonderful prizes.

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Gallagher Park needs volunteers

Gallagher Park needs volunteers

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is set to do some work on improving Gallagher Park in Bedlington. The work is part of the SENSE II project which is funded by the Banks Community Fund. The fund is intended to making improvements at parks and green locations in South East Northumberland.

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Seeking all spider supermodels

Seeking all spider supermodels

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is asks people to be sure to be on alert for spotting big spiders this autumn 2012. Now that the central heating is on or fires are being lit, the long-legged spiders will be running out from their hiding places.

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