August Events


Here are some of the events and field trips available for you and your family to enjoy in August


Sunday August 5th

Darlington Wildlife Explorers minibeasts morning event meet at Firthmoor Community Centre, Burnside Rd. Darlington DL1 4SU at 9.30 am

This is the second of our family events arranged with the support of Sue Antrobus of Tees Valley Wildlife Trust


We will be welcoming families to join in activities in order to look for and learn about the wildlife We will need helpers from the club including those with expert knowledge but also others to help set up the event and tidy up afterwards.

Any Questions contact 01325 465033


Saturday August 11th

Field Trip to Forest in Teesdale DL12 0HA  Leaders Fal Sarker and Steven Gater

Leave 10 30 am from Abbey Rd.


The walk is 6 km long and passes along the riverbank and through hay meadows. There is some uneven terrain so wear strong footwear..Remember it can be cold even in summer in Upper Teesdale.  Bring a picnic lunch.

Ask Fal for more information.


Sunday August 12th

Bioblitz at Sandsend.  This event is organised by Co. Coast along with Whitby Naturalists’.

Starts 10.00 am. Meet at Wits End Car Park. NZ860129.  You will be going on the shore and looking in the rock pools.  Jane Pottas and others will be there to help with identification  and record the species seen. Jane is an expert in Marine Biology.

Contact Jane Pottas email


Tuesday August 14tht

Seaweeds of Whitby East Pier.  This trip is also led by Jane Pottas.  The plan is to look at the seaweeds and other wildlife on the pier and neighbouring rocks. Starts from the East Pier slipway at 11.00 am  There is no parking at the pier. Park either in the town or by the abbey and walk

Contact Jane Pottas beforehand see above


Wednesday August 15th

Field trip to South Gare NZ556276 with Jo Scott of Cleveland Naturalists’

Leave Abbey Rd. at and drive to South Gare for 12MD start. The site is at the mouth of the River Tees and runs down to the long pier.  It was built in order to give shelter to shipping entering the port. Over the years sand dune have developed with an extensive and interesting flora.  Migrating birds pass this way as well as there being the explore.

The steepest gradients are in the sand dunes.  The site can be rather exposed to sun or wind. Please bring appropriate clothes and footwear and also a picnic lunch.

Contact  01325 465033


Saturday August 18th

Yorkshire Naturalists’Union. VC62 recording meeting at Sutton Bank  NZ515831 10.00 am at the Visitors centre. This is an interesting venue on the top of the limestone escarpment with a wide range of habitats and variety of wild life.  There will be experts available to help with identification of species.

Contact.  Look at Y.N.U.web site


North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also holding events at Bowlees..  Please look on their web site or phone 01833 622145