SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 1017
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY.
The Annual Moth Night is on
Saturday 25th May from 9:00pm and our Annual Bio Blitz will be on
Saturday 17th August
from 10:00am – 3:00pm.
AGM was held on Wednesday 1st May at the Whitley Bay Golf Club,
followed by an excellent buffet. The committee all stood for re-election and were
voted in by the members present.
The minutes of the meeting will be sent to all
members next month.
The main speaker this year was Colin Bradshaw from St
Mary’s Wetlands Conservation Group. He gave a very interesting and comprehensive
talk on the work being done and future plans for the the area, along with some
excellent photos of the wildlife found in the wetlands.
More details can be
found on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SMIWCG
Annual Spring clean in conjunction with Keep Britain Tidy took place on
Saturday 30th March. We collected 20 bags of litter from the dene,
links and the beach. We were part of a record-breaking team of 563,163
volunteers who collected 957,377 bags of litter nationwide.
have been laid at the top of the steps at the eastern end of the dene top, to
improve access to the steps in the when the ground is muddy. See photo on the April Photo Page.
spring sowing of wild flower seeds in the lower dene has been completed, and we
have planted Yellow Rattle plugs in areas of the north bank and the middle
meadow to try and improve the density of these plants in the lower dene.