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RECORDED SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 1017





NEWS


In the R.H.S. Northumbria in Bloom Awards we received the Outstanding Award; this is the ninth year running we have received this top award.


Here are two of the comments made by the Judge “The walk along the dene bottom is a joy, full of the biodiversity and wild flowers, and the swathes of grasses and wild flowers on the upper dene have made the top area more inviting and less like a green desert”, and “The involvement of so many schools are another achievement and the support of the local authority and local businesses is excellent”.


We also gave a talk and Powerpoint display at St Edwards Church and had a display of some of the new species recorded this year at St Marys Church Autumn Fete.





GRASS CUTTING


Many thanks to North Tyneside Council and their grass cutters who have done an excellent job of cutting all the areas in the lower dene.


We would like to thank the Whitley Bay Golf Club for their support in hiring us their cutter and bailer and staff to cut all the upper dene areas. This will save us at least six weeks work clearing along the dene top.


We still have a little cutting left to do where the machines could not reach.





THE BIG RAKE UP


If you have a little free time on Wednesday and Saturday mornings between 10:00 and 12:00 am come along and help us with the Big Rake Up.


Our regular volunteers would appreciate any help in completing this task, if you can bring your own garden rake as well that would help us.



NEW SPECIES