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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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Our 2018 series of visits concluded with a trip to a Raptor Watch the RSPB had organised on Parkgate promenade. Thankfully the rain had cleared, the wind dropped and we had good conditions for some wonderful sightings. As well as regular sightings of several marsh harriers floating over the salt marsh in search of voles there was a peregrine falcon perched on a dead branch in the extreme distance.

However, our best spots were of a short-eared owl and a barn owl quartering the area right in front of us in search of their supper plus a hen harrier coming in to the marsh to roost. All three were so close their detail could be seen with the naked eye!

If you would like to join us, our programme for 2019 should be on this webpage by mid-February.

All good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Fred and Dave


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 Manifold Valley
Thursday 13 September Millers Dale
Monday 8 October Old Moor
Sunday 9 December RSPB Burton Mere
and Parkgate Raptor Watch

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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October 2018