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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 MEETING

Monday 18 June 2018
Hartington Meadows

We will walk through Hartington Meadows which is bursting with wild flowers through the summer. The grassland is cut for hay in mid-July - this encourages meadow flowers such as hay rattle and meadow vetchling. Different flowers grow on the rock outcrops - among them are clustered bellflower and dropwort. Skylarks nest in the rough pasture.

The disused limestone quarry and the limestone cuttings of the High Peak and Tissington Trails provide ample space for flowers adapted to the shallow alkaline soils. They also provide breeding sites for cliff-nesting birds such as jackdaw and kestrel.

Meet at New Mills Coop at 10.00am to car share.

2018 Meetings

Wednesday 28 February Martin Mere
Thursday 22 March Carsington Water
Friday 13 April Lyme Park
Wednesday 9 May Stanage Edge and Longshaw Estate
Tuesday 29 May Tideswell - Lead Rakes and Dale
Monday 18 June Hartington Meadows
Thursday 12 July Taxal & Errwood Reservoir
Tuesday 31 July Lathkill Dale
Wednesday 22 August Gradbach & Danebridge
Thursday 13 September Millers Dale
Monday 8 October Old Moor
Oct/Nov High Tide Watch & Burton Mere

 


Tideswell, Lead Rakes and Dale

(PHOTOS TAKEN BY JEAN WINDSOR)

 

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Stanage Edge and Longshaw Estate

(PHOTOS TAKEN BY JEAN WINDSOR)

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Bilberry
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Germander Speedwell
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Greater Stitchwort
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Miner Bee
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Stannage Edge
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Wood Sorrel

Lyme Park photos taken by Jean

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CARSINGTON WATER

(photos taken by Jean)

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June 2018