SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 1003
Our judge for the
RHS IYN award this year was Marion Foster, as our patron she had to declare an
interest with us before judging.
As well as judging us she visited all areas of
the site and met all the volunteers that were working in the dene. We even arranged
for her to visit the lower dene in the pick-up.
The results of the judging will
be announced later in the year.
The Green Flag
Pennant was presented to us by the mayor of North Tyneside, although Norma
Redfern who, although she had other commitments. had a short tour of the work
we were doing on the dene top.
She thanked the volunteers for the hours they
had put in and their commitment to maintaining and improving the site, and
valued the support of the members and sponsors that were helping to maintain a
rather special area for the wildlife and the local community.
We managed to
record over 48 different species of moths on the night; of these 13 had not
been recorded before. More details of these species are on the species
information of our website.