Despite some heavy rain, after the very dry summer many of our rivers are still running low.
But that hasn't stopped what's known as the salmon run in the River Tyne. As Ross Hutchinson has been finding out, sometimes nature needs a helping hand.
Tyneside and Wearside have some of the lowest levels of woodland in the country.
There's now a plan to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to plant thousands of trees at a site near Beamish.
The area is already home to a small forest- with hopes it will soon be growing in size.
Ross has been to find out more.
A man from Thornaby says he's "over the moon" after the recent heatwave helped him to grow bananas.Read the full story ›
After the high emotions of England's World Cup exit, a little reminder of the joy and beauty in our part of the world.
Thanks to Curtis Padley for emailing the Filey seal pictures to email@example.com
And a big thanks also for @thefarnes for tweeting the dolphin video to @Ross_Hutchinson
A beekeeper has described vandalism to his beehives as a "disgraceful act".Read the full story ›
The north east has some of the most impressive seal colonies in the country, but this year, thanks to stormy weather, many have found themselves in trouble.
Ross has been following the progress of two who were lucky enough to be found and rescued.
Puffin numbers appear to be falling on the Farne Islands.Read the full story ›
Blue Flag awards have been given to seven of our regions beaches placing them among the best in the world.Read the full story ›
.. the puffins return to the Farne Islands.
The popular characters have started to arrive on Inner Farne for their breeding season.
But they weren't the only exciting guests off the east coast today: