Welcome to the Weardale Wildlife Group

 

Our next event is wildlife recording at Baal Hill Wood, near Wolsingham. We are teaming up with the AONB's Cold Blooded & Spineless Project and Lanchester WIldlife Group to record record invertebrates, in particlar we will look for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly. We will soon be updating the events calendar with our Autumn and Winter programme, so check the page for details and upcoming events. 

 

If you would like to join or renew your subscription, just ask at any of our talks. Subscription at present has not changed and is £10 per person or £15 for a couple and entitles you to attend all our talks and walks.

 

Wildlife is an important part of Weardale's landscape but much of it is being lost. In order to conserve and protect our natural heritage we want to play our part in understanding our wildlife and encouraging others to enjoy our surroundings.

 

We aim to:

  • Bring together people interested in wildlife
  • Record key wildlife species and their habitats
  • Encourage local interest in wildlife and conservation
  • Share our knowledge and skills with other groups and organisations

If you would like to get involved, your enthusiasm and interest would be warmly welcome and we have many events in the pipeline. If you are interested in joining our steering group, please let us know, we are always looking for volunteers. We can be contacted by email at enquiries@weardalewildlifegroup.co.uk or check out our facebook page. Feel free also to post wildlife images on our blog page on this website or on our facebook page. Please note, we have a no dog policy.

 

We also record wildlife sightings which are submitted to Wildwatch. Please use the following link to record your own sightings Wildwatch

 

Please find other links below:

 

Wear River Trust Durham

Badger Group

Durham Bird Club

Darlington & Teesdale Naturalist's Field Club

Photography North Pennines AONB

 

 

Frog at Hawkwellhead