Saturday 17 Aug          10.00am               Rockwell                   Wildlife Explorers  

Please meet at Rockwell Nature Reserve at the entrance I think on Haughton Road (I will be able to confirm this on Monday). For those who can assist with pond dipping & identifying pond creatures you would be a great asset to this event and we would be grateful for your help. Any member who is interested is also very welcome to attend.

Tuesday 20 Aug               7.00 pm                Welbury 1 ml              Sue Bradley

Please meet at Abbey Road Playing Fields at 7pm. Sue has arranged to borrow a moth trap from the Yorkshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation to use the night before. On the evening of the 20th we will be able to see what was around and (hopefully) identify some of them. Using the moth trap is quite weather dependent so Sue will be sorting out some alternatives if it’s not possible to use it.

 It may still be a bit light for bats while people are here but it will depend on the evening. Otherwise members are welcome to explore our wildlife field and (for those who came last year) see what we’ve done since. We have a lot of lovely grasses as well as new trees and a new dry bed area. Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided and there is inside space if the weather isn’t very kind to us so please feel free to treat the evening as an unofficial social gathering. 

 Tuesday 27 Aug          Tue 7.30 pm           South Park              Wildlife Explorers
This Wildlife event is a Bat Walk so all members are very welcome to join usWe will meet at the South Park at the Classroom near the Clock Tower at 7.30pm.There will be some activities in the room too.




On Sunday 15 th September we have a joint outing with Jo Scott and the Cleveland Naturalists’ to Staithes for a visit to the seashore.  We plan to meet at Bank Top Car Park, Grid Reference NZ 81185 at 10-30 am and so I suggest we leave Darlington at 9-15 am and not 9-30 am as stated on the programme.   Low tide is at 11-50 am. The charges for the car park are £5-00 for 6 hours and £6-00 for 24 hours.This car park is at the top of the hill but it is possible to drive down into the village to collect those who do not wish to walk back up the hill at the end.
Please bring a packed lunch, a bucket and either wellies or spare shoes.   I will take the relevant  books and charts etc.
It should be an interesting day as Jo has considerable knowledge and some of you may remember her giving  a stimulating talk to  the club.