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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
Wednesday 27 February 2019
Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Martin Mere, near Ormskirk, in Lancashire is a large wetland reserve owned by the WWT.

There are many thousands of migrant wild ducks, geese, waders and swans which over-winter at this Ramsar-rated marshland and especially spectacular are displays of feather and flight provided by huge migrant flocks of pink-footed geese, wigeon and whooper swans. On our previous visit we logged 45 bird species including barn and tawny owls.

We will stay to see the whooper swans returning to roost on the lake where they are fed by staff ensuring a really close view of all the waterfowl.

Afterwards there will be the opportunity to visit a local pub for a meal before the journey home. This is optional.

There is an entrance fee for the reserve. A 10% discount is available for online bookings but please don't book until the morning of the visit as last year's visit had to be cancelled because of snow.

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

2019 Meetings

Wednesday 27 February Martin Mere
Tuesday 12 March Sale Water Park
Wednesday 3 April Pennington Flash
Thursday 18 April Chadkirk or Reddish Vale
Friday 10 May Stanage Edge and Longshaw Estate
late May to be confirmed
Monday 17 June Hartington Meadows
Tuesday 9 July Lathkill Dale
Thursday 25 July Upper Goyt Valley and Errwood
Wednesday 28 August Minninglow and Royston Grange
Friday 20 September RSPB Old Moor
Tuesday 8 October Carsington Water
late October/November High Tide or Raptor Watch on The Wirral

Great Moor (photos taken by David)
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Manifold Valley

photos taken by Jean

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Stalybridge
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Goyt Valley

Taxal and Erwood reservoir

(photos taken by Jean)

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Hartington Meadows

(photos taken by Jean)

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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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<click here for 2017 outings>



February 2019