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Events / Owl pellet analysis workshop, Margrove. Thursday 6 September 2018
« Last post by David Minter on August 16, 2018, 09:02:46 am »
Leader. Organized by the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. Location. Margrove Heritage Centre, Margrove Park [postcode TS123BZ]. Date. 6 September 2018. Time. 10.00-15:30. Notes. Club Members welcome. Booking is essential. Join Kenny Crooks, Mammal Officer, for an opportunity to learn how to dissect barn owl pellets. Owl pellets are the indigestible remains of the owl's food, which have been regurgitated. The pellets have all been collected in East Cleveland, so will provide us with lots of information about our small mammals and the regional barn owl diet. In this workshop, you will get the chance to learn a little about barn owls, have a go at dissecting pellets and identifying any remains that you find. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Attendees are asked to help with on-going barn owl pellet analysis as part of the Barn Owl Nest Box Network project. The event is free but lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch. Places are limited (max. 10). The Nest Box Network Project is supported by funding from Northumbrian Water’s Branch Out Scheme and National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Contact. Kenny Crooks [ - Tel.: 01287 636382].
Events / Bat walk, Loftus. Wednesday 5 September 2018.
« Last post by David Minter on August 16, 2018, 08:50:19 am »
Leader. Wendy English. Location. Loftus. Meet in Loftus Market Place [NZ723183]. Date. 5 September 2018. Time. 19.45. Notes. Bring a torch. The beck close to Loftus centre is used by bats, particularly Daubenton's. Cleveland Bat Group are loaning bat detectors, so everyone will have a chance to listen to bat calls. Contact. Wendy English [plants<at>].
Events / Bioblitz, Boggle Hole. Sunday 9 September 2018.
« Last post by David Minter on August 16, 2018, 08:45:39 am »
Leader. Organized by CoCoast and the Yorkshire Naturalists' Union. Location. Boggle Hole. Meet in the car park on Bridge Holm Lane [NZ952037]. Date. 9 September 2018. Time. 09.00. Notes. Club Members welcome. Contact. Jane Pottas [seashore<at>].
Events / Great British beach clean, Saltwick Bay. Sunday 16 September 2018.
« Last post by David Minter on August 16, 2018, 08:41:09 am »
Leader. Organized in association with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Location. Saltwick Bay. Meet at top of path to beach [NZ915108]. Date. 16 September 2018. Time. 10.00. Notes. Limited parking. Bring protective gloves. All rubbish is analysed to inform marine conservation. Contact. Wendy English [plants<at>].
Events / Pebbles on the beach. Thursday 27 September 2018.
« Last post by David Minter on August 16, 2018, 08:34:53 am »
Leader. Tony Kearsley. Location. Boggle Hole. Meet at Boggle Hole slipway [NZ955040]. Date. 27 September 2018. Time. 10.45. Notes. Explore the origins and journeys of a sample of pebbles found on the beach at Boggle Hole. Coffee in the YHA Café afterwards. Contact. Wendy English [plants<at>].
News and Announcements / Results of the Club's 2016 Photographic Competition
« Last post by David Minter on February 05, 2017, 03:19:46 pm »
Sixteen photographs were shortlisted from more than sixty submitted for the 2016 competition. A4-size prints of the shortlisted photographs were exhibited at the Club's 2016 AGM, and were evaluated by a panel of three judges. The winning photograph, taken by Jane Ellis,  portrayed Club Members examining moss in the field during last year's Sphagnum Workshop. The best junior entry, taken by Daniel Hatchwell, was of a midwife toad carrying its eggs. A slideshow of all submitted photographs was projected at the AGM.
News and Announcements / Autumn 2016 weather
« Last post by Peter Wallace on December 12, 2016, 08:21:25 pm »
Autumn 2016 was warmer and dryer than usual with about average sunshine.
Although November was colder than normal, this was more than compensated for by the warm conditions in September and October. Rainfall in November was above normal, but the dry conditions during September and October meant that overall the autumnal rainfall total was well short of the 30 year average of 188mm.
Soil temperatures were also well above normal - at 30cm depth, the mean of 11.9°C was 0.9 higher than average.
For complete figures see attachment.
News and Announcements / Whitby weather October 2016
« Last post by Peter Wallace on November 02, 2016, 09:13:31 pm »
A fairly pleasant October with the least rain since 2007 - see attachments.
News and Announcements / Whitby weather September 2016
« Last post by Peter Wallace on October 04, 2016, 08:23:06 pm »
The 2nd warmest September on record.-see attachments
News and Announcements / Summer weather
« Last post by Peter Wallace on September 03, 2016, 09:21:03 pm »
A slightly better than average summer. -see attachment
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