Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 19th

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, […]


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 […]

Molluscs in and around Darlington

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 […]