An update on ongoing survey carried out to map and record the diverse and fascinating Urban Flora of Newcastle.
A short account of a frosty trip to Hareshaw Linn in Northumberland last weekend
Recently, I’ve been taking a closer look at wild and naturalised cotoneasters in Newcastle. Here’s what I’ve found so far, from an amateur’s perspective.
A summary of a fantastic year spent watching, recording, and enjoying North East nature. often in great company.
Ladybirds have been a theme of 2022. Fresh from twelve months of ladybird recording, here’s a quick round-up of the highlights this year.
This week, I was both suprised and delighted to recieve the NBN Newcomer Award for Wildlife Recording.
Having never tried my hand at aphid identification, this Summer proved quite a steep learning curve with many interesting species seen.
A quick round up of this week’s outings in Newcastle with visits to multiple urban sites across the city. City Centre A trip into the very heart of Newcastle last weekend proved far more exciting than anticipated with over 140 species recorded. Starting out at St. Andrew’s Church and a highlight here was Wood SedgeContinue reading “Botanical Highlights from Newcastle this week”
Entry number four in our Plant of the Week series follows the unexpected discovery of Italian Toadflax growing in my local cemetery.
A short round-up of a glorious Saturday morning spent botanising one of my favourite local sites. It is no secret that I am a big fan of the messy, post-industrial yet incredibly diverse riverside park at Walker. Visiting for a few years now, I’ve already amassed a fairly respectable plant list for the site yetContinue reading “Adventives and Invaders at Walker Riverside”
A short introduction to a personal passion project mapping the diverse and fascinating flora of Newcastle As many of you will know, I have a bit of fondness for Britain’s urban flora. I’m not sure why precisely, but for me, there’s something fascinating about how our plants adapt to artificial ecosystems and how species fromContinue reading “An Urban Flora of Newcastle – Mapping Wild Plants in the City”
A breif and evolving list of great places to find and record ladybirds in North East England.