Monthly Archives: April 2016

18th April 2016

18th April 2016 This week Members’ sightings included: a slime mould Myxomycete Trichia Botrytis, Mallard Ducklings and Chiff Chaff all in Darlington. Black Swans, Sand Martins, Swallows, Grey, Pied and Yellow Wagtails, and Wigeon were observed at Bolton-on-Swale during a Field Club trip held on Saturday 16 April 2016. Writer:          Fleur E. Miles

Monday 18 April 2016

Monday 18 April 2016 Dr Sue Antrobus, Wild Green Places Manager of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, gave a talk entitled “Secret Survival Strategies of The Cowslip”. Sue had studied established populations and colonising populations of Cowslips for three years in the Oxford Meads during the 1990s. Sue studied genetic variations by testing cowslip proteins […]

Disappearing Bees

Bee Informed An interesting article I came across worth reading.   Derek  Risbey  Enract from A Buzz in the Meadow or The Disappearing Bees by Dave Goulson Professor at Stirling University and the Authority on Bumble Bees The disappearing bees- an investigation and awesome conclusions. Dave Goulson and his research students wanted to simulate the […]

Monday 21st March 2016

Monday 21st March 2016 Samantha Tranter of The North Pennines AONB Partnership, gave an update on the 2015 to 2019 Cold Blooded and Spineless Project which was launched in March 2015. Three quarters of all animals are insects. Their niche habitats are under constant threat hence a huge decline in moths. The Project provides training […]