Urban Nature NE: Small Mammals

Our latest Urban Nature NE session ‘Small Mammals’ was full of surprises. We were lucky to have Northumbria Mammal Group’s Veronica Carnell, who kindly set some small mammal traps in the run up to our event, to take us around Havannah Nature Reserve and introduce us to the little creatures that live in the undergrowth. … [Read more…]

Don’t Hem in Havannah Demo

On Sunday, 6th August, at 2pm, we will hold a public demonstration against Newcastle Great Park Consortium’s plans for 1,200 houses and two schools just metres from Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve.Come and learn what this development would mean for people and wildlife – particularly the important red squirrel population in the reserve – … [Read more…]

More Millionaire Houses in Newcastle’s Green Belt

The millionaire houses currently under construction by Gosforth Park Hotel are set to have sedum grass and zinc roofs, ‘to mirror the leafy surroundings and former greenhouses of the Walled Gardens’. When the application was submitted, more than 1,500 people signed a petition against the plans. The houses would constitute inappropriate development in the green … [Read more…]

Action Needed

There is still time to object to the application for 1,200 houses and two schools within metres of Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve, in Cell A and B1 of Newcastle Great Park. If you object to the plans, please submit your comments to Newcastle City Council by logging in or registering here: https://publicaccessapplications.newcastle.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=OPOK2PBS0EQ00 Or email … [Read more…]

Urban Nature NE Launch

Our first Urban Nature NE session, ‘Brilliant Birds’ spread its wings this week. We got our hands dirty making some tasty bird treats with pine cones and coconut shells and planting  sunflower seeds. Everyone had something to take home at the end of the session, including a free pack of wildflower seeds from 38 Degrees, … [Read more…]