Monthly Archives: March 2016

14th March 2016

14th March 2016 This week Members’ sightings included: Long Earred Owl, Newton Morrell; Whooper Swans at Nosterfield and Seaton Carew; Penduline Titmouse, Smew and Short Earred Owl at RSPB Saltholme; Goosanders and Yellow Stars of Bethlehem at Low Coniscliffe; Goldfinches, Coltsfoot, and Tortoiseshell butterfly feeding on Dandelion all in Darlington. A member brought in a […]

Monday 14th March 2016

 Monday  14th March 2016 Lucy Chapman, Delivery Officer for River Tees Rediscovered, gave an update on this Landscape Partnership Project which covers the Tees from Piercebridge to Hartlepool. Lucy talked us through 21 Projects which come under four headings of Conserving/Restoring, Community Participation in Local Heritage, Access to and learning about Local Heritage, and Training […]

7th March 2016

7th March 2016 This week Members’ sightings included: Dipper on the Cocker Beck; Red Squirrel at Egglestone; Abraham-Isaac-Jacob and Comphrey at Gainford; Moschatellina at Headlam, Primroses on the A1 and at Kiplin. Winter Heliotrope is still just in flower in Darlington Denes. Bees have been observed feeding on crocuses and the flowering prunus trees in […]

Monday 7th March 2016

 Monday  7th March 2016 Mark Dinning, Senior Reserves Officer (Technical Support), of Durham Wildlife Trust (DWT) gave a talk entitled “Monitoring Change”. This covered:- What surveying and monitoring means to DWT; Data from surveys and monitoring schemes; Future Schemes for 2016 such as Butterflies in particular Dingy Skipper, and Moths; and Technology for example mobile […]

29th February 2016

29th February  2016 This week Members’ sightings included: Whooper Swans at Bolton-on-Swale Gravel Pits; Penduline Titmouse at RSPB Saltholme; Gold Crest, Nuthatch, Tree Creepers, Bullfinch, Tortoiseshell butterfly feeding on a dandelion all in Darlington. Rooks are busy nesting in Croft and in the half-chopped down rookery within the A1 Widening Roadworks. Writer:          Fleur E. Miles