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Northumberland Wildlife Trust events

Contact & venue details for events

The NWT Coast Group has closed so should be removed from the list.
NWT Coquetdale Group contact is now Heather Lister 01669 621972
NWT Coquetmouth Group contact is now Alan Rapley 01665 714870
NWT Ponteland Group contact is now Mary Lee 01661 822781
Natural History Society of Northumbria contact is now Hazel Makepeace 0191 232 6386
Alnwick & District Natural History Society Costello Centre, Bailiffgate , Alnwick
Contact: Coral Turnbull 01665 602614
Border Natural History Society Bellingham Middle School, Bellingham
Contact: Lee Hollings 01434 221287
Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club Northern Rugby Club, McCracken Park, Great North Road, Newcastle upon TyneContact: Tom Cadwallender 07980 341941

Wednesday 25 September, 7.30pm

Alnwick Wildlife Group

The World of Lichens

Illustrated talk by Janet Simkin on this fascinating group of organisms, aimed at those of us (most of us!) who know little about them.

Contact: Barbara Welch, 01668 214403

Cost: Non-members £2, includes refreshments

 

Thursday 26 September, 7.00pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Shearwater

An astonishing diversity of stories, anecdotes, songs, tunes, comedy, projected photographs, mime and simulated seabird cries, based around the main theme of the life cycle of the Manx Shearwater.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock (side entrance)

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Cost: Free

 

Saturday 28 September, 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Seabird Migration

Scan the sea for birds migrating south, such as terns, skuas and shearwaters. Binoculars are essential.

Location: St Mary's Island

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Cost: Free

 

October

Tuesday 1 October, 7.30pm

NWT Ponteland Group

Archaeology in the Landscape

Illustrated talk by Steve Speak explaining the interaction of climate change, prehistoric people and Northumberland landscapes.

Contact: Mary Lee, 01661 822781

Cost: Entrance fee £2 includes coffee and cakes

 

Thursday 3 October, 7.30pm

Alnwick & District Natural History Society

Pine Martens

Come along for an illustrated talk by Kevin O'Hara, Northumberland Wildlife Trust Conservation Officer.

Contact: Coral Turnbull, 01665 602614

Cost: Visitors £1.50

 

Friday 4 October, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Natural History Lecture Programme

Series of talks by regional experts about botany, birds, mammals and geology.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock (side entrance)

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Cost: Non-members welcome, suggested donation £3.00

 

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

The Big Wildlife Count

Join us at Hauxley to undertake an audit of the variety of different wildlife that inhabits this reserve. Help us count as many different species as we can and learn different wildlife survey techniques for both land and marine animals. There will be a variety of activities for children to participate in.

Location: Hauxley

Contact: 0191 284 6884 for further information

 

Monday 7 October, 7.30pm

NWT Coquetdale Group

Wildflowers: Folklore and Uses

Illustrated talk by George Proud about wildflowers and the folklore surrounding them.

Contact: Heather Lister, 01669 621972

Cost: Members free. Visitors/non-members £2.

 

Tuesday 8 October, 7.15pm
NWT Gateshead Wildlife Group
Skydancer - England's Hen Harriers

Enjoy an illustrated talk by Blanaid Denham from RSPB about these magnificent birds of prey.

Contact: Judy Summerson, 07811 927330

 

Thursday 10 October, 1.30pm

Alnwick & District Natural History Society

Holy Island - Winter Visitors

Join us for a walk around the Island in search of early migrants.

Location: Meet at Beal end of Holy Island Causeway

Contact: Coral Turnbull, 01665 602614

 

Thursday 10 October, 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club

AGM & Wildlife in Motion

The club AGM will be followed by the fantastic "Wildlife in Motion" films made by award-winning local film maker and bird club member, Cain Scrimgeour.

Location: Northern Rugby Club, Great North Road, Newcastle.

Contact: Tom Cadwallender 07980 341941 or tomcadwallender@hotmail.co.uk

Cost: Free

 

Friday 11 October, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Natural History Lecture Programme

Series of talks by regional experts about botany, birds, mammals and geology.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock (side entrance)

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Cost: Non-members welcome, suggested donation £3.00

 

Sunday 13 October, 10.00am - 4.00pm

In Focus

An opportunity to try out a range of binoculars, telescopes and other optical equipment.

Location: Hauxley Nature Reserve

 

Sunday 13 October, 2.00pm - 4.30pm

North Northumberland Wildlife Watch Group

Fungus Foray

Join the group as they wander through the woods identifying different fungi.

Location: Kyloe Woods

Contact: Harvest and Dave Harris-Jones, 01289 388867

Cost: £2.50 per child

 

Friday 18 October, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Natural History Lecture Programme

Series of talks by regional experts about botany, birds, mammals and geology.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock (side entrance)

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information

Cost: Non-members welcome, suggested donation £3.00

 

Monday 21 October, 7.30pm

NWT Coquetmouth Group

Tawny Owls in Kielder Forest

Come along for an illustrated talk by Brian Little.

Contact: Alan Rapley, 01665 714870

Cost: Entrance fee £1.50 includes tea and biscuits

 

Friday 25 October, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Natural History Lecture Programme

Series of talks by regional experts about botany, birds, mammals and geology.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock (side entrance)

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information

Cost: Non-members welcome, suggested donation £3.00

 

Wednesday 30 October, 7.30pm

Alnwick Wildlife Group

Bird Ringing and Migration

Join us for an illustrated talk by Seumas Eaves.

Contact: Barbara Welch, 01668 214403

Cost: Non-members £2, includes refreshments

 

Thursday 31 October, 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Carve a scary face into your pumpkin, and get stuck into spooky crafts! Booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult (recommended minimum age 5).

Location: Millfield House, Jesmond Dene

Contact: 0191 284 6884 to book

Cost: £2.50 per child

 

November

 

Friday 1 November, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Natural History Lecture Programme

Series of talks by regional experts about botany, birds, mammals and geology.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock (side entrance)

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information

Cost: Non-members welcome, suggested donation £3.00

 

Monday 4 November, 7.30pm

NWT Coquetdale Group

Sound Recording

Talk by Simon Elliott about the recordings he has made, featuring some of his sound recordings. Please note there are no slides/photos used.

Contact: Heather Lister, 01669 621972

Cost: Members free. Visitors/non-members £2

 

Tuesday 5 November, 7.30pm

NWT Ponteland Group

Flexigraze - Conservation Grazing

Illustrated talk by Stephen Comber on how NWT uses animals to improve the environment.

Contact: Mary Lee, 01661 822781

Cost: Entrance fee £2 includes coffee and cakes

 

Thursday 7 November, 7.30pm

Alnwick & District Natural History Society

Red Squirrels

Join us for a presentation by Katy Cook, RSNE, on the current situation with red squirrel protection.

Contact: Coral Turnbull, 01665 602614

Cost: Visitors £1.50

 

Friday 8 November, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Natural History Lecture Programme

Series of talks by regional experts about botany, birds, mammals and geology.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock (side entrance)

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information

Cost: Non-members welcome, suggested donation £3.00

 

Sunday 10 November, 10.00am - 4.00pm

In Focus

An opportunity to try out a range of binoculars, telescopes and other optical equipment.

Location: Hauxley Nature Reserve

 

Sunday 10 November, 2.00pm - 4.30pm

North Northumberland Wildlife Watch Group

Paper Lantern Making

Join the group at Hunting Hall and get creative making your own paper lantern!

Location: Hunting Hall, Beal

Contact: Harvest and Dave Harris-Jones, 01289 388867

Cost: £2.50 per child

 

Tuesday 12 November, 7.15pm
NWT Gateshead Wildlife Group
Moths in the North East of England

An illustrated talk by Stuart Sexton about how he started to trap and identify moths.

Contact: Judy Summerson, 07811 927330

 

Thursday 14 November, 1.30pm

Alnwick & District Natural History Society

Wintering Wildfowl on our Coastal Reserves

Join us for observations of wintering wildfowl at Cresswell and the surrounding Druridge Bay area.

Location: Car park to the north of Cresswell Pond

Contact: Coral Turnbull, 01665 602614

 

Thursday 14 November, 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club

RSPB Geltsdale Nature Reserve: Whinchats, Hen Harriers & Upland Management

An illustrated talk by RSPB Reserve Site Manager, Steve Westerberg, who will give an insight into the conservation work required to manage this important, ‘local' upland reserve which is a key site for several ‘Red Data' species.

Location: Northern Rugby Club, Great North Road, Newcastle

Contact: Tom Cadwallender 07980 341941 or tomcadwallender@hotmail.co.uk

Cost: Free

 

Friday 15 November, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Natural History Lecture Programme

Series of talks by regional experts about botany, birds, mammals and geology.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock (side entrance)

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information

Cost: Non-members welcome, suggested donation £3.00

 

Monday 18 November, 7.30pm

NWT Coquetmouth Group

Squirrels

Illustrated talk by Katy Cook, Engaging Communities Officer for Red Squirrels Northern England.

Contact: Alan Rapley, 01665 714870

Cost: Entrance fee £1.50 includes tea and biscuits

 

Friday 22 November, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Natural History Lecture Programme

Series of talks by regional experts about botany, birds, mammals and geology.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock (side entrance)

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information

Cost: Non-members welcome, suggested donation £3.00

 

Wednesday 27 November, 7.30pm

Alnwick Wildlife Group

The Life Aquatic

An illustrated talk by Jane Delaney and Heather Sugden from the Dove Marine Laboratory on the wonders of our North East coast.

Contact: Barbara Welch, 01668 214403

Cost: Non-members £2, includes refreshments

 

Friday 29 November, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Natural History Lecture Programme

Series of talks by regional experts about botany, birds, mammals and geology.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock (side entrance)

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information

Cost: Non-members welcome, suggested donation £3.00

 

December

 

Monday 2 December, 7.30pm

NWT Coquetdale Group

Cragside

Join us for an illustrated talk by Ian Fletcher, Chief Forester of Cragside.

Contact: Heather Lister, 01669 621972

Cost: Members free. Visitors/non-members £2.

 

Tuesday 3 December, 7.30pm

NWT Ponteland Group

Wildflowers - Mythology, Folklore and Photography

Illustrated talk by George Proud, a retired surgeon with an interest in the history, uses and photography of wildflowers.

Contact: Mary Lee, 01661 822781

Cost: Entrance fee £2 includes coffee and cakes

 

Thursday 5 December, 7.30pm

Alnwick & District Natural History Society

Natural Wonders of Northumberland

Join us for an illustrated talk by John Steele.

Contact: Coral Turnbull, 01665 602614

Cost: Visitors £1.50

 

Friday 6 December, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Natural History Lecture Programme

Series of talks by regional experts about botany, birds, mammals and geology.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock (side entrance)

Contact: 0191 232 6386 or www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk for further information

Cost: Non-members welcome, suggested donation £3.00

 

Sunday 8 December, 10.00am - 4.00pm

In Focus

An opportunity to try out a range of binoculars, telescopes and other optical equipment.

Location: Hauxley Nature Reserve

 

Tuesday 10 December, 7.15pm
NWT Gateshead Wildlife Group
Humps, Bottles and Killers

An illustrated talk by Steve Lowe, Head of Conservation for Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

Contact: Judy Summerson, 07811 927330

 

Wednesday 11 December, 7.30pm

Alnwick Wildlife Group

Birding in Retirement

Illustrated talk by Tom Cadwallender, followed by our Christmas Quiz and seasonal refreshments!

Contact: Barbara Welch, 01668 214403

Cost: Non-members £2, includes refreshments

 

Thursday 12 December, 1.30pm

Alnwick & District Natural History Society

Wintering Wildfowl on the Tweed

A walk along the Tweed Estuary looking for wintering wildfowl.

Location: Meet at north end of the Old Bridge, Berwick

Contact: Coral Turnbull, 01665 602614

 

Thursday 12 December, 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club

Hadrian's Wildlife

Hadrian's Wall is a famous world heritage site but what do we know about the wildlife along this historic corridor? John Miles, well known author of ‘Hadrian's Birds', will give a grand illustrated tour of the wildlife to be found on the land between Carlisle and Wallsend.

Location: Northern Rugby Club, Great North Road, Newcastle.

Contact: Tom Cadwallender 07980 341941 or tomcadwallender@hotmail.co.uk

Cost: Free

 

 

 




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