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A Meeting Of Artistic Minds
CHRISTINE E. JACKSON describes the occasion in 1827 when England and America’s most celebrated wildlife illustrators met in Newcastle and compared notes.
Raunchy Festivals And Deadly Faeries
BRUCE FERGUSON explores the natural history, myth, folklore and uses past and present of the hawthorn tree.
Feathered Cousins With Restless Tails
IAN KERR introduces the three species of wagtail to be seen in the county, and looks at what prospects the immediate future holds for them.
No Television; No Room Service; Fetch Your Own Water
ANTHONY TOOLE samples the basic amenities which traditional bothies offer walkers visiting some of the county’s more remote countryside.
And Lo ― Moses Did Appear From His Box
Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT looks back over a chapter of encounters with a troublesome tomcat.
When Fear Stalked The Border Lands
GLEN LYNDON DODDS describes the uncertain days of the early 14th century when Northumberland was at the mercy of invaders from Scotland.
Setting The Wheels Of Steam Power In Motion
STEPHEN ROBERTS commemorates a significant anniversary in the history of the railways.
If I Could Talk To The Animals
JOHN GRUNDY has many endearing qualities but a rapport with the animal kingdom is sadly not one of them, as the following body of evidence clearly shows.
Peace Returns To The Ironworks Valley
Naturalist JOHN STEELE and STEWART BONNEY search for woodland flowers on a spring walk through ancient woodland at Hareshaw Linn.
If You Like Garden Herbs, Get Growing
SUSIE WHITE begins a two-part series on how to make the most of home-grown herbs in your garden.
A Brush With The Elements
On an April day when a 60 mph gale was lashing the north Northumberland coast, STEWART BONNEY set off with wildlife photographer Rob Jordan to meet up with one of the country's leading wildlife artists. They found Bruce Pearson hard at work, crouched down on his knees in a rocky crevice on the foreshore between Bamburgh and Seahouses.
Keeping The Bee In Biodiversity
SUSAN BURKE discovers how a native willow-planting programme could offer a brighter future for the bumblebee population.
Come Into The Garden
ALLAN POTTS explains that humans are not the only species to appreciate the delights of a garden.
Take The High Road To Explore Rothbury
A brief guide for visitors wishing to explore the village centre on foot.
A Borderline Case For Co-operation
WITH the imminent referendum on Scotland’s independence later this year MIKE PRATT, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust, reflects on the cross-border relationship our wildlife and ecosystems in the highlands of Northumberland have with Scotland.
Also In This Issue....
HOME COOKING WITH JANE LOVETT
Give your taste buds a good battering
Smoked Haddock and Spinach Pancakes
Join our Racing Club
Bridging the gap at Allen Banks
RHS Britain in Bloom national finals
47th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering
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