Tag: northumbrian wildlife
Kevin O’Hara gives readers a rich and vidid description of the wonderful wildlife spectactular taking in place in the North of England, and particularly in Northumberland, this October. Read about pinkfoods, peregrine, redwing and eppreciate a few lines of poetry by Richard Green, too!
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.
Ospreys have returned to Kielder Water and Forest Park for the fourth year in a row. Two eggs have been laid and two nests are occupied. Volunteers and people from the Forestry Commission are watching with enthusiasm and hope as they follow the journey from chick to fledgling.
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.
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.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has produced a series of mugs with wildlife images on them. Perfect gifts for the coming Christmas season.
Bats have made the 375-hectare Holystone Wood near Rothbury in Northumberland their home and will be one of the wildlife beneficiaries of an initiative that will see which will see Holystone Burn become the centre of a diverse mixture of oak, Scots pine and birch forest. Forestry Commission rangers recently checked on the bats to see how they are doing.
Northumberland Kielder ospreys begin leaving for the long journey to Africa; one osprey chick spotted on nest
A lone osprey chick was spotted on the nest at Kielder Forest yesterday. It looks like his parents have already started the 5,000-mile migratory journey south to Africa, although his sibling may still be about. In a few weeks this chick will pluck up his nerve to act on instincts and begin the long journey on his own.
It isn’t just red squirrels that feed on nuts and seeds. At Kielder Forest and Water Park a fox has been seen this week, hunting around for bits of leftover food dropped by the squirrels.
Birdwatching Northumberland at British Birdwatching Fair, secures Northumberland’s place as key birdwatching destination
If you are a keen birdwatcher you will be glad to hear that Northumberland is further establishing itself as a premier birdwatching destination in the UK as it attends the British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland, Leicestershire, this weekend.
Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery will be helping Northumberland Wildlife Trust protect its reserves along Druridge Bay this summer. For, in addition to his regular job of Living Waterways Assistant with the wildlife charity, Ray Keech has taken on the role of Druridge Bay Warden for the next six months. Juggling his work schedule […]
A Q&A interview with Kevin O’Hara of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust, who says he loves the wildness, space and tranquillity of Northumberland, as well as expansive beaches, local food and history of this place.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is advising people to become pond aware this spring to help prevent a conservation catastrophe occurring in the North East of England. At this time of year when gardeners are tidying up their ponds they often have a tendency to move frog spawn from their own ponds into other ponds in the area; movement of frog spawn can lead to severe contamination and pose a threat to the frogs, toads and newts living in the area.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has been given more than £1,100 to fund research into the dolphin population off the coast of North East England. The grant to the trust has come from the Royal Society for Wildlife Trusts’ Marine Fighting Fund. It will let the trust do surveys wice a week for the next year along the Northumberland coast.
Choppington First School started their school term by opening a new boardwalk in the adjacent Choppington Community Woodland this week. The 90-metre walk was opened by the school’s year two pupils after the project was finished by three Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers, Peter Waugh, Peter Ernst and Morris Selby and Anthony Johnston.
A new 29 hectare site near Powburn has been opened. The site is a new nature and wildlife reserve near Branton in North Northumberland. It was opened by Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith. The area was a Cemex mineral extraction site but now includes two lakes.