We receive reports of sightings throughout Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside, from otters to red squirrels, butterflies to great-crested newts. With so many wild places around the region, we want to hear what you spot!
Can I send in a photograph for species identification?
We are able to identify photographs, but as team members are often out of the office, go to www.ispot.org.uk. This is part of the OPAL project (Open Air Laboratories network – an extension of the Natural History Museum) and encourages individuals and communities to upload and identify species photos. Once the species has been identified, you can then feed back your sighting to ERIC and the Eye Project.
NWT key species
Key species of interest at NWT are listed below, and should be reported directly to the Trust:
- Great crested newt
- Water vole
- Pine marten
- Harvest mouse
- Whales and dolphins - download our 'Cetaceans of the North Sea' identification chart
- Interesting species on NWT reserves
- Invasive plant
- Large heath butterfly
- Banded demoiselle damselfly
- Bat roost
Any sightings of red or grey squirrel should be reported to Red Squirrels Northern England.
The best way to report key species to us is via the form below. If you would prefer to speak to a member of our staff and report the sighting, contact us.