Wildlife

Wildlife at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

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Fungi time

Now is the time to go on a hunt for fungi. It's the perfect season because it's a little more moist, dark and basically... the ideal habitat for it to grow, especially here...

BatLife

As part of our fantastic project, BatLife, we are currently learning all about them by collecting data and monitoring the bats around Hadrian's Wall Country.

Try something new

Why not give sheep shearing a go?

Northumberland Wildlife Trust are running some fab courses that are well worth booking onto:

The video shows that otters are not only living here, but breeding too © Andy Rouse

The video shows that otters are not only living here, but breeding too

Otters are on the up at Allen Banks

Inquisitive, playful and intelligent, Otters are fun-lovin' creatures! They just love to be on muddy banks - as we can see on the video recording showing otters at Hagg Bank at Plankey Mill here in Allen Banks.

They are semi-aquatic mammals and live in holts around water edges. Bubbles of air trapped in their fur give them a silvery appearance underwater.

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