SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 985
Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday
This year it will be held again at the Whitley Bay Golf Club; we
have the large room booked and there will be a buffet after the meeting.
The main speaker this year will be Paul
Stevens from E.R.I.C.
Other 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
No new species were recorded this month, but an
Oystercatcher was seen feeding on the dene top.
This was only recorded before as flying over in our records.
and photos on the Species Information Page
GROWING WILD FLOWERS
Many thanks to everyone who has helped us by taking a
propagator tray this year; at present we have sown up 30 trays.
These will be planted along the south side of the main footpath on the dene top.
Details of the
wild flowers we are growing can be found on the Species Information Page.
February: We have dug out about 75% of the bramble runners
from the southern side of the main footpath on the dene top, and cleared the
bramble runners from around the trees on the north bank of the lower reach.
have also cleared along the southern footpath and along the steps down from the
scout path. 300 spring plants have been planted among the trees at the west end
of the dene top.
March: We still need to trim back the growth at the treeline
along the north bank, and will lay some new chippings along these ways.
need to do some clearing of overhanging branches and growth along the length of
the burn, and cut back the refuge areas that were left alongside the burn.