Monthly Archives: February 2016

Febuary 15th 2016

   29th February 2016 The Club held its 124th AGM during which the President, Mr John Buxton, handed over the badge of office, the Club’s Whistle, to Mr Steve Keeney, the new President. Sue Colley, Club Member, gave a talk entitled Monument Valley to Las Vegas.  This trip occurred in October 2012: 3,000 miles in […]

15th February 2016

 15th February 2016 It was Members’ Talks. Theresa Bostock gave a follow-up talk on her collection of Seashells. Jill Cunningham treated us to excellent close-up photographs of 40 fungi species, beetles, flies, moths, caterpillars, pupae, fossils, flowers, and Seaham rocks with their red coloured mine waste water in the foreground. Writer:          Fleur E. Miles

Monday 8th February 2016

 Monday  8th February 2016 Sara Cox, Education Officer of the Tees River Trust, gave a talk entitled “Sticklebacks in The Classroom”. Sara was involved with this curriculum project at Barnard Castle School. River living conditions were recreated in fish tanks so that pupils could observe Sticklebacks. Sara set up a similar tank in her kitchen […]

January 11th 2016

January 11th 2016 Members’ sightings included:- Mandarin, Barn Owl at Low Barns; Whooper Swan at Bolton-on- Swale; Smew, Red Breasted Merganser, Golden Eye, Wigeon, Teal, American Green Winged Teal, Bitterns, Water Rail at RSPB Salthome; Spurge Laurel at Barton; Sanderlings, Greater Black Backed Gull, Turnstones at Hartlepool; Green Alkanet at High Coniscliffe; Primroses at Rockwell; […]

Monday 11 January 2016

Monday 11 January 2016  Neill Sanders gave a talk entitled “Dark Sky Discovery – Astronomy”. Neill of Darlington has been an amateur Astronomer for 6 years and has been a volunteer at the Kielder Observatory. He explained Hubble Space Telescope photographs which included time lapse videos of sun flares. On Monday (18 January 2016), Paul […]