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RECORDED SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 1017







DATES FOR YOUR DIARY.

The Annual Moth Night is on Saturday 25th May from 9:00pm and our Annual Bio Blitz will be on

Saturday 17th August from 10:00am – 3:00pm.




A.G.M.


The AGM was held on Wednesday 1st May at the Whitley Bay Golf Club, followed by an excellent buffet. The committee all stood for re-election and were voted in by the members present.


The minutes of the meeting will be sent to all members next month.


The main speaker this year was Colin Bradshaw from St Mary’s Wetlands Conservation Group. He gave a very interesting and comprehensive talk on the work being done and future plans for the the area, along with some excellent photos of the wildlife found in the wetlands.


More details can be found on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SMIWCG



NEWS


Our Annual Spring clean in conjunction with Keep Britain Tidy took place on Saturday 30th March. We collected 20 bags of litter from the dene, links and the beach. We were part of a record-breaking team of 563,163 volunteers who collected 957,377 bags of litter nationwide.


New slabs have been laid at the top of the steps at the eastern end of the dene top, to improve access to the steps in the when the ground is muddy. See photo on the April Photo Page.



WILD FLOWERS



The spring sowing of wild flower seeds in the lower dene has been completed, and we have planted Yellow Rattle plugs in areas of the north bank and the middle meadow to try and improve the density of these plants in the lower dene.