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RECORDED SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 993



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 9:00pm




NEWS


The dene top is now in bloom with Yellow Rattle, Meadow Buttercups, Knapweed, Oxeye Daisy and a variety of grasses and other plants. If you look closely you should still be able to see some Common Spotted-Orchids at the west end of the dene top.


No further damage has been caused in the dene this month, but the high winds did bring down a few branches which have been cleared away. The Willow fence alongside the burn in the upper reach has been rebuilt and the two information boards have been replaced in the lower dene.


We are losing four DoE volunteers (1 Gold and 3 Bronze) who have completed their Community Work with us and wish them all the best for the future.



COMMUNITY POLICE MEETING


I have been asked to pass on that the local community police will be holding a drop-in meeting at the Whitley Bay Golf Club on Thursday 12th July from 1:00pm until 2:00pm.




GROWING WILD FLOWERS



We have done very well in growing Oxeye Daisies and Knapweed this year, but we have had very little success in growing Meadow Buttercups with only a few plants growing from our 8 trays.



NEW SPECIES



One new species was recorded on the last day of this month, a Great Pied Hoverfly; details and photos can be found on our website.


The number of recorded species in the dene now stands at 993.


On the 30th  a large number of Butterflies were sighted, Speckled Woods at the west end of the dene top, Meadow Brown Females and Ringlets were seen in the middle and east end of the lower dene.

Six Tree Bees were seen feeding on the Meadow Cranesbill at the east end. We usually only see the odd one.

More details and photos are on our Species Information Page



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