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MEETINGS: Once or twice a month on various days to minimise recurrent clashes with members' other commitments.
We are always happy to welcome new members. None of us claim to be experts but try to puzzle our way to the names of the organisms we find. If you are interested in joining us or want more information please contact us.

We usually meet at the Co-op car park, Church Road, New Mills at 10 am. The number on walks is limited only by having enough seats in cars. Attendance varies with members’ diaries, inclinations and the weather (we are sensible people, not masochists).

Come and join us. There's no limit to the number on the mailing list.

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NEXT VISIT

Here are details of our last event of 2019 :

Parkgate Raptor Watch + RSPB Burton Mere -

Sunday 10 November.
On arrival we will visit RSPB Burton Mere, the gateway to the Dee Estuary. The reserve straddles the border between England and Wales with a mosaic of freshwater wetland habitats, mixed farmland and woodland.
The area is bursting with wildlife and a haven for waterfowl and waders at this time of year. Many scarce migrant birds have been seen in previous years, including little stints, green, curlew and wood sandpipers. It also has a heated hide and visitors' centre where we can eat our sandwiches in comfort.
Later we will move on to Parkgate for the Raptor Watch staying until dusk. Last year we saw marsh and hen harriers, kestrel, peregrine, short-eared and barn owls but missed the merlin.

Please dress warmly as the seafront can be very cold.
Meet 10.00am New Mills Coop Car Park to car share.

 


2019 Meetings

Wednesday 27 February Martin Mere
Tuesday 12 March cancelled due to weather
Wednesday 3 April Sale Water Park
Thursday 18 April Pennington Flash
Friday 10 May Stanage Edge and Longshaw Estate
Friday 24 May Hartington Meadows
Thursday 20 June Higher Plainstead Farm
Tuesday 9 July Lathkill Dale
Thursday 25 July Upper Goyt Valley and Errwood
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Wednesday 28 August

Minninglow and Royston Grange

Ethrow Country Park

Friday 20 September RSPB Old Moor
Tuesday 8 October Carsington Water
Sunday 10 November Raptor Watch on The Wirral

Ethrow Country Park (photos by Jean Windsor)

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Lathkill Dale

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Higher Plainstead Farm

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Hartington Meadows

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PENNINGTON

FLASH

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Sale Water Park

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September 2019