Sunday April 22nd Field Trip to Whorlton. Leave Abbey Road 2.00 pm. We will be joined by some members of Cleveland Naturalists This is a short circular walk through delightful woodland and down to the bank of the River Tees. We expect to see spring flowers in bloom and see and hear bird life. […]
NEW YEAR PLANT HUNT 2018 *Pick one day between 30th December and 2nd January 2018. * Record wild and naturalised plants in FLOWER. (No garden plants.) * For tree=open catkin, for grasses=open florets, stigma, anthers on show. * Write down the name of the place you are recording. * Record maximum 3 hours […]
Monday 6 November 2017 This week members’ reports covered much activity at RSPB Saltholme: Starling murmurations, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, Black Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Golden Plover, Little Egret and Great White Egret. A collection of fungi fruiting bodies from Bearpark, Durham was put on display.
Monday 6 November 2017 Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology gave an illustrated talk on “The Medieval Towns and Villages of The Tees Valley”. The Medieval Villages such as Cowpen Bewley, Eppleby, Carlton in Cleveland and Middridge were all built to the same layout of a village green with farmsteads and access roads down either side. […]
Monday 16 October 2017 This week, Members reported:- Sparrow Hawk and Buzzards in Richmond, Red Admirals and Ladybirds in Darlington. A mammal survey held at RSPB Saltholme recorded Pigmy Shrew, Common Shrew, Short Tailed Voles, and House Mouse. Water Pipits, Pintails and Cattle Egret had also been spotted at Saltholme.
On Monday 16 October 2017, Jill Cunningham, Club Member, held a Fungi Workshop. Jill’s excellent photographs and collection of fungi fruiting bodies illustrated how fungi can be identified by its gills or spore holes and by its various shapes such as brackets, clubs, spindles, spheres, cups and crusts. Last Monday, Wendy English, Member of Whitby […]
Outing to Teesmouth 23rd September 2017 Leaders D.I.Griss and J.Turner The party gathered at Abbey Road on a day that was much better than forecast with regular patches of sunshine. We travelled to Saltholme where there were additions which brought numbers up to 15. After driving to the North Gare car park we started the […]
News Just a reminder next Mondays meeting is a Fungi workshop by Jill Cunningham. Jill has requested that if any member finds any Fungi she would be pleased if we could bring sample to the meeting for identification and discussion. Jill is such an enthusiastic Club Member so please make every effort to attend and […]
Monday 2 October 2017 This week Members observed: Goosanders at High Coniscliffe, Chiff Chaffs at Barton and Low Coniscliffe, Ladybirds in Darlington. Pink Footed Geese are moving south. At RSPB Saltholme, Whooper Swans from Iceland, Wigeon, Golden Plovers, Black Tailed Godwit, Dunlin and Red Shank. The Scopes Owl is still at Ryhope. Compiled by […]