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
This month we have received a grant of £1,000
from the RW Mann Trust which has allowed us to replace
our old laptop which had
run out of memory.
The balance will go towards seeds, bulbs and replacement
the wet weather this month means that we have fallen behind on our planned
maintenance, but we have been able to complete the clearing and digging out of
brambles along the south side of the main footpath on the dene top.
new species were recorded this month, but we did find a Pelargonium in flower
on the links.
Photo and comments on the website.
LINKS LITTER PICK
In conjunction with “Keep Britain Tidy’s” “Big Spring Clean”, we
carried out a litter pick on the links and beach.
We collected 17 bags of
litter and an old tractor tyre during our morning’s work.
have had a visit from the Community Wardens this month to look at the damage
that has been done by the vandals.
The wardens have said that they are going to
increase their presence in the area, which may help reduce the number of
incidents that we have had.
They would like everyone using the dene to report
any unreasonable behaviour by calling them on 101 and asking for 5401 English.
We have dug out all the bramble runners that we can find and all the rubbish from
the southern side of the main footpath on the dene top, we have also cleared some
of the bramble runners from the north side of the dene.
North Tyneside Council
have also planted for us three new trees on the southern bank, below the scout
We plan to catch up on the general maintenance which will include laying some
new wood chippings along the walkways at the west end of the dene top, clearing
of overhanging branches and growth and the cutting back the refuge areas that
were left alongside the length of the burn.