OCTOBER 30 “INICATOR PLANTS” Wendy English
Wendy was a mathematician by training and worked as a software engineer in the mining industry. Now retired, Wendy is the Botany Recorder for Whitby Naturalists. Her talk will cover different methods that have been devised to use plants as indicators of the type and quality of habitats, so that good habitats can be identified and preserved.
DTNFC November – December
NOVEMBER 6 MEDIEVAL TOWNS & VILLAGES OF THE TEES VALLEY
Robin Daniels works for Tees Archaeology based in Hartlepool and has for many years carried out excavations in the Cleveland and Tees valley areas.
NOVEMBER 13 BIRDS OF THE DURHAM UPLANDS
David Raw is a previous Chairman of the Durham Bird Club and has had a long standing interest in monitoring bird populations in the Pennine uplands of Co. Durham. His talk will look in detail at the population trends of some key species.
NOVEMBER 20 A SHORT TALK ON MAYFLIES by Don Griss and a discussion led by Sue Weston about the future of the Field Club
NOVEMBER 27 GEOLOGY OF TEESDALE
After working in Thailand and SE England Brian Young returned to his native North East as a founder member of the British Geological Survey, of which he became Head. Since retiring he has been an Honorary Research Fellow in the Dept of Earth Sciences at Durham University. In 1993 his work on N. England mineralisation was acknowledged with the naming of a new mineral “brianyoungite”.
DECEMBER 4 REVIEW OF THE YEAR part 2
Malcolm Birtle will illustrate some of the highlights of the second half of this season’s outings
DECEMBER 11 CHRISTMAS SOCIAL
This will be held at the Mowden, Staindrop Road. There will be a buffet (cost £10) and a light-hearted quiz led by Jill Cunningham. Names to Sylvia Keeney no later than November 27 please.