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We’re in the midst of a climate and ecological crisis. What can we do locally to create a greener tees area that works for people and the planet? Photo by Jemima Stubbs.
Hedgehogs in spring

Hedgehogs in spring

Spring is one of my favourite times of year. I love seeing the buds returning to the trees, flowers starting to bloom and birds gathering nesting material (as well as singing vociferously in the mornings). I’m not much of a winter person so these signs of spring all...

Avocets return to the Tees

Avocets return to the Tees

The Avocets have returned to the North Tees Marshes – a good sign that winter is nearly over and spring is beginning. When I was a young birder (40 years ago – eek) the Avocet was an almost mythical bird to me. I knew what they looked like, thanks to them having been...

Winter Thrushes

Winter Thrushes

As well as the three familiar thrushes that are with us all year round on Teesside - Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush and Blackbird - there are three others which are only ever here for part of the year. One of those, the Ring Ouzel, is a scarce summer visitor which breeds...

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