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Disappearing farms walk

Posted on 30th March, 2015

Thanks to Chris Ruskin (in bright blue jacket!) who led a very interesting walk for WWG this morning to six deserted farms above Rookhope. A bit (!) breezy and damp at the start but the sun came out on the way.






Riverfly survey - stonefly nymph

Posted on 21st February, 2015

I did my riverfly survey today - see what I found - what a beauty.


Black grouse

Posted on 27th December, 2014

We had just seen 30 male and 36 female black grouse at Langdon Beck and then saw one young male in our garden - fantastic.


Posted on 3rd April, 2014

The frogs are at our pond (Ireshopeburn) but no frog sporn yet. I will take some photos over the weekend if the fog lifts! 

We had a female black grouse in a bush in our garden this morning then fed in the field at the front. Took some photos but not the best as through the window and she had moved to a different tree by the time I got the camera.



Posted on 4th January, 2014


Summer 2013 get together at Harehope Quarry

Posted on 16th October, 2013


The newly formed WEARDALE WILDLIFE GROUP held their first Summer get together on Saturday 31st August at Harehope Quarry. It was a lovely day and participants enjoyed a host of activities including learning about badgers and moths, a welly hunt, wildflower trail, pond dipping, bug hunt and building nest boxes as well as recording their wildlife sightings (a highlight was when Sue the nest box lady spotted a stoat out hunting!) and a well-earned picnic in the idyllic surroundings of the quarry.
The Wildlife Group was formed at the beginning of the year as a result of interest generated by the AONB WILDWATCH project. The Summer get together was the latest of a series of very successful events and talks and the steering group is busy putting together a programme of activities for the autumn. For further information, or to join the mailing list, you can contact the group at: