Tag Archives: Druridge Bay

Common by name

  At last the cloud and drizzle lifted today and the sun came out providing enough warmth for a few butterflies and other insects to appear.  There was enough time too to get out from work meetings to have a … Continue reading

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Where are the hoverflies?

It’s mid July and it’s not been a particularly good year so far for hoverflies, at least not in Northumberland.  On a walk around a site on Druridge Bay today only 3 were spotted; one did not stay still long … Continue reading

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Cushion on a Rose

Robin’s pincushions are growths on wild roses caused by a tiny wasp.  The grubs of the wasp feed on the host plant and cause it to produce the distinctive, often red, growths from where the leaves should be.  The little … Continue reading

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The County Flower

The Northumberland coast has long stretches of dune helping to protect the shore from the North Sea storms.  This dune strip is home to a variety of specialist plants including bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) which has been chosen at Northumberland’s … Continue reading

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Dunes at Druridge

As Duncan was climbing the dunes along Druridge Bay to look back on the East Chevington nature reserve BBC Radio 4 was broadcasting a programme on sand dunes in Wales.  It may have been a long time coming but, at … Continue reading

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