January 19th This week Members’ sightings included: Jay seen in a garden and South Park – both in Darlington. The Long Earred Owl is still present at RSPB Saltholme. A club member put on a display of leaves and cones of various species of fir tree plus the leaves, flower and fruits of a Strawberry […]
January 19th Phil Roxby gave an illustrated talk about “Darlington’s Wild Places”. Phil is a member of Darlington Borough Council’s Environment Department that looks after the town’s parks and green spaces. Phil talked to us about:- the well established Local Nature Reserves and their wildlife species; recounted the outside pressures on these Reserves from Industry, […]
January 12th This week Members’ sightings included: bees; brambling; kingfishers on Skerne and Tees; Long Earred Owl, Kingfisher, Chiff Chaffs, Black Caps, American Teal at RSPB Saltholme; Gold Crest, Green Wood Pecker, Golden Eye at Nosterfield; and parasitic lichen in South Park, Darlington.
Last Monday (12 January 2015) Peter Langham, an active volunteer at RSPB Saltholme, gave a talk about “Tanzanian Birds and Other Wildlife before The Wildebeest Migration”. In September 2013, Peter visited Selous, Serengeti and Ngorongoro in East Africa. Peter saw over 50 wildlife species. Most safaris concentrate on spotting the large birds and mammals. Luckily […]
Last Monday (05 January 2015) Malcolm Birtle, a Member of the Club, gave an extremely interesting and informative illustrated talk about Molluscs in and around Darlington. Malcolm talked us through the different species which can be found and their locations. He also gave very good advice on how to photograph snails and identification characteristics such […]