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MEETINGS: Once or twice a month on various days to minimise recurrent clashes with members' other commitments.

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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The visit to Tittesworth Water concluded our 2017 series of adventures. We have been extremely fortunate in our choice of dry days this year meaning none were cancelled because of our variable climate.

We are now starting to plan our schedule for 2018 and it will appear on this web page in February with our walks starting in March.

Our thanks to all the people who have attended this year's Birds and Botany for sharing their knowledge of the plants and animals we have seen and for your good company.

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.

Fred and Dave.


2017 meetings

Thursday 16 February Ethrow Country Park
Tuesday 7 March Chorlton Water Park
Wednesday 29 March Pennington Flash Country Park
Thursday 13 April Reddish Vale Country Park
Tuesday 2 May NT Stannage Edge and Padley Gorge
Wednesday 24 May RSPB Dove Stones
Wednesday 14 June Poynton Coppice and Jacksons' Brickyard LNR
Thursday 6 July DWT Hartington Meadows
Tuesday 25 July RSPB Old Moor
Thursday 10 August NT Longshaw Estate
Tuesday 12 September Tittesworth Water

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TITTESWORTH WATER

(photos taken by Jean)

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Longshaw Estate (photos taken by Jean Windsor)

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spear thistle, tormentil

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eyebright, black medick
fungus? (note no gills), heather

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meadow vetchling (?), cricket (species unknown)
hawkweed, sneezewort

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greater spotted birdwatchers!!!

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RSPB OLD MOOR

Photos taken by

Jean Windsor

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storksbill
Common Toadflax
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Common Storksbill
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Crown Vetch
Purple Loosestrife
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Hartington
Meadows

photos taken by
Jean Windsor

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goat's beard

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Stannage Edge
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Padley Gorge

(photos taken by
Pat and Jean)

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Reddish Vale Country Park

(photos taken by Jean Windsor)
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Pennington Flash
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September 2017