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A vole new world
Wednesday 20th July, 2016
‘Restoring Ratty,’ an ambitious five year partnership project aimed at the reintroduction of water voles to the Kielder area of Northumberland is now set to start, and it has all been made possible by National Lottery players and a grant of £421,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Crabs and shells and rocks and shoals
Monday 18th July, 2016
Discover the wonders of the sea this National Marine Week, which this year runs from 23 July - 7 August, when Northumberland Wildlife Trust joins the other 46 UK Wildlife Trusts to celebrate the country’s awesome sea life!
Great days out and about come to an end
Wednesday 13th July, 2016
It’s not just the school year which has (almost) come to an end, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s ‘Out and About’ project, launched in February 2016, has also drawn to a close, and, needless to say, a great time has been had by all who were involved.
Tyres pumped up and ready to pedal
Tuesday 12th July, 2016
The Handlebards, four peddling Shakespearean actors have pumped up their bike tyres and are en-route to woo the region’s lovers of the Bard of Avon with a unique, open air performance of Much ado about Nothing, against the spectacular backdrop of Northumberlandia - our very own 'Lady of the North.'
Plant more, cut less and try your hand at building
Monday 11th July, 2016
Planting bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often are among five simple steps British people are being urged to take to help our precious pollinators thrive as, despite public concern about bee populations, more than half of those asked say they have not taken any pollinator-friendly actions in the last year.
Meet the awesome foursome
Wednesday 6th July, 2016
The delicate task of ringing at least 10 young ospreys of Kielder Water and Forest Park is underway, carried out by experts from the Forestry Commission. This important task helps the team at the Kielder Osprey Project to monitor the birds’ progress and is helping keep track of the recovery of ospreys in England.
Still time to meet ‘Bug Man’
Tuesday 5th July, 2016
There is still time for everybody to come and meet George McGavin, TV wildlife presenter and resident ‘bug man’ on BBC 1’s The One Show.
The ‘Ice Man’ cometh
Friday 1st July, 2016
Forget Adele headlining at Glastonbury last weekend and Coldplay joining forces with Barry Gibb to get everybody dancing in the mud, Northumberland Wildlife Trust has a polar explorer from our region headlining at its ‘Our Wildlife 2016’ festival next month.
Birds, bees and butterflies get boost from new countryside coalition
Friday 1st July, 2016
This summer, 42 progressive arable farms are embarking on a new model for sustainable farming and will create nature-friendly corridors on farmland which, if placed end to end, would reach from Land’s End to John O’Groats - as part of a new partnership to enhance the natural environment and support farming communities.
We must stand up for wildlife
Friday 24th June, 2016
With the EU Referendum over, the challenges faced by the UK’s wildlife are as great as they have ever been