Bishop Auckland & District

Wildlife and Environment

CONTACT:Cynthia, Edward, and Pauline
Email:Click on the bird
WHERE:Various venues but Zoom meetings during Covid restrictions
WHEN:Monthly - see below

We aim to hold one meeting a month. Our January meeting is an informal planning meeting and the remainder include walks and visits to observe the ecology of the area. Some visits are led by experts, others are self-guided. We look at wildlife, the environment including river systems, land management, nature reserves and SSSI's. We look at the impact and recovery of old industrial sites. We usually have a table at the monthly meeting and new events are announced at the meeting but in view of the ongoing Covid restrictions we have arranged some talks via Zoom instead.

On Thursday, 20 January 2022 we held our Annual planning meeting, quiz and buffet.

Thursday, 3rd March there will be a Wildlife Group talk on Seascapes. Escomb Village Hall 10.00 for 10.30 start.

Tuesday, 22nd March there will be a Wildlife Group talk on the Brightwater Project. Escomb Village Hall 10.00 for 10.30 start.

Thursday, 28th April 10 for 10.30 Join us at Low Barns Nature Reserve on a self-guided walk to look for signs of spring. Parking is free for Wildlife Trust members otherwise there is a small charge. Refreshments available from the café.

Tuesday, 24th May Druridge Bay Country Park with more details to follow.

Wednesday, 27th July 2022. Sedgefield – Hardwick Park circular walk. Meet on the green by Sedgefield church at 3pm. The walk will take approx. an hour and a half with an option to join others for bar meal in the Dun Cow Sedgefield.

Tuesday, 23 August : 10.00 for 10.30. Join us at Crimdon Dene Visitor Centre for an on-site follow up to the talk we had about Durham’s SeaScapes Project earlier this year. Toilets on site, refreshments available from the café and the school room is booked for our use for the duration of our visit. More information from www.durhamheritagecoast.org or www.exploreseascapes.co.uk

The 2021 Speaker Programme can be found in the Links section for reference and so that prospective group members can get a feel for the group's talks and events.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Aug 23rd 10.00 for 10.30. Join us at Crimdon Dene Visitor Centre for an on-site follow up to the talk we had about Durham’s SeaScapes Project earlier this year.
Tue Nov 22nd Details to be confirmed after January planning meeting
Tue Jan 24th 2023 Planning meeting, quiz, buffet
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