Fri 19 April – Whorlton outing of 2 miles led by Steve Gater meeting at the Abbey Road Playing Fields at 9am.

Tues 23 April – Snipe Pond 

Snipe pond is a former small reservoir on the southern edge of Darlington close to the River Skerne. It is a favourite spot for fishermen and local people walk their dogs and take their children and grand children there.  The area has an abundant wildlife from frogs and snails to otters, cormorants and bats,


Field club members will meet at the entrance to the playing fields on Abbey Road at 7.00 pm prompt. Please be prepared to share cars as parking is limited


Members of the Fiends of Snipe Pond will be on site to greet us.  We will look at the various habitats on the site and record our findings.


Please wear appropriate clothing including strong shoes or boots.  Bring a drink and a snack with you if you wish.  The trip will last until dusk..

Elizabeth Elliott.

Sat 27 April – Drinkfield Nature Reserve, Whessoe Road, Darlington. 10-12am

This will be the first of the ‘Darlington Wildlife Explorers’ events (Springing into Nature) where the club works with Sue Antrobus from Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and Friends of Drinkfield to host a morning for families to enjoy with activities, trails etc relating to nature. Please come and assist if you can, visit this lovely local reserve or just join us to see what is involved.

Mon 29 April – President’s Evening (the last of our Winter Programme talks/lectures). Jill Cunningham has agreed to be the club president for another year and with Jill’s extensive knowledge of various types of nature this will be an interesting evening.

Tues 30 April – Maidendale Nature Reserve ( DL1 4RP ) 7pm  – meet at Abbey Road Playing Fields with Sue Weston. See the changes taking place at this local nature reserve and what wildlife/flora etc we can find. There were lots of Peacock Butterflies there this week.