Talks, Field Trips, Events & Activities
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Autumn Birds on Holy Island
18th Oct 2015
Sunday 18th Oct, 10am-3.45pm
Ian Kerr, author of The Birds of Holy Island, will help us track down migrating birds and if conditions are favourable we hope to find some of the rarer species. At this time of year wintering wildfowl and waders will also be arriving along with associated birds of prey. This is an all-day event so you will need a packed lunch.
Free but booking is required to manage numbers. Please contact the Society Office to book.
Fantastic Fungi at Castle Eden Dene Nature Reserve, Peterlee
31st Oct 2015
Sunday 31st October 10am-1pm.
Join the Environmental Records Information Centre North East & Natural England to find out more about the exciting world of fungi as we venture into Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve. Learn how to identify different species and play an active role in their conservation through recording.
This event is suitable for children, it is free and transport will be provided from the Great North Museum: Hancock but booking is essential, call 0191 222 5158 or www.ericnortheast.org.uk/news-events for more details.
Introduction to Winter Waders, Blyth Estuary, Northumberland
1st Nov 2015
Sunday 1st November, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Despite it's industrial setting, the Blyth Estuary is one of the most important areas along the Northumberland coast for winter wading birds. As the tide rises we will walk along the river bank to look for a selection of wading and estuary birds in winter plumage. Hopefully there will be Dunlin, godwits, plovers, Redshanks, Turnstone, Curlew and perhaps a few others. Society Director, James Littlewood, will give you pointers on how to tell the different species apart in the field. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars or a telescope if you have them.
Meet on the riverside path adjacent to Cowley Road, Blyth, NE24 5TF (grid ref NZ298 824).