SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 985
Dates for your diary.
The Annual Bio Blitz will be on Saturday 28th July from
10:00am – 3:00pm, and the Annual Moth Night will be on Saturday 4th August from
The AGM was held on
Wednesday 25th 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.
main speaker this year was Paul Stevens from E.R.I.C (Environmental Resources
Information Centre) Based at the Hancock Museum. He spoke about the work of the
record centre and how the data was received and used, and then went on to say how the sightings can help protect our region’s
wildlife and green spaces. More details about E.R.I.C. can be found on their
We were also judged for the Green Flag Award on
the morning of the 25th. The judge was very impressed with the work
of the volunteers who were on site, the establishment of the Snake’s Head
Fritillary at east end of the lower dene and the number of species that had
been recorded in the dene. We will have to wait until July to find out if we
have retained our Green Flag Award.
month the weather has been mainly on our side and we have managed to catch up
on our planned maintenance.
new species were recorded this month.
(photo below left) can be found in both the upper and lower dene.
Anemones (photo below right) are doing well on the eastern and western paths down to
the lower dene
We have laid new wood chippings along the walkways at the west end of the dene
We also completed the clearing of overhanging branches and growth along
the length of the burn and the cutting back of the refuge areas alongside the
General maintenance will be the plan for this month. We will also have to do a
spring cut in the meadow areas and possibly in the glades.