Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sunday 24th  May  2015  Leader  Theresa Bostock.   9 members met at Greta Bridge. We took the path over the wall, and then along the Greta Valley to the old churchyard and ruined chapel and thence into the wood for a short distance, before retracing our steps and taking the field path from the old […]

Nosterfield Reserve and Quarry

  Visit to Nosterfield Reserve and Quarry Saturday May 2nd Leader John Turner On a cloudy day with rain threatened, 13 members gathered at the car park near the entrance to the working quarry. Our first stop was the viewing screen overlooking Linham Water (SE2830 8045), a large flooded gravel quarry that is slowly being […]

April 27th 2015

April 27th 2015 This week Members’ sightings included: Hybrid Mallard, Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Greater Spotted Woodpecker in Darlington; Green Woodpecker at Piercebridge; Common Sandpipers at Low Coniscliffe; Swallows in Darlington and Whorlton; Dipper at Hamsterley; Willow Titmice at Northallerton; Birds Foot Trefoil, Common Vetch, and Cuckoo Flower in Darlington. Writer:          Fleur E. Miles

April 27th 2015

27 April 2015 John Buxton, the Club’s President, gave a talk entitled “Westpark and Skerne Restoration (Darlington) – Transforming for Public and Wildlife Benefit”. Westpark, Cockerton, started life as Darchem’s waste tip. The 1965 reclamation of the tip idea came to fruition in 2003. The resulting new parkland was opened in June 2005. In the […]