Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Keep Watch on Wildlife

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Keep Watch on Wildlife

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LOCAL wildlife charity the Natural History Society of Northumbria is appealing for new members to support its work in the region.

An annual membership with the society helps support charitable activities including encouraging the study of natural history, undertaking important research, conservation work and managing a private nature reserve in the heart of Newcastle which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Members can also join in with the society's recently-announced 2010 field meeting programme.

Between May and October the Society provides a superb summer programme exclusively for its members. These fascinating outings visit exciting North East locations to investigate the wildlife and geology of the area.

Professor Peter Davis, the Chairman of the society, said: "We are delighted with the broad range of meetings being offered this year, including subjects such as botany, mammals, entomology, ornithology and geology. There are many great local areas of natural beauty - what better way to explore them than in the company of friendly society experts?" The meetings are lead by respected naturalists, who are also society members.

Examples of this year's field meetings in the programme are: Bats in Gosforth Park Roseate Tern evening to Coquet Island Bird watching: Autumn migration on Holy Island Marine Mammals and Birds of the North Sea Seal watching on Teesside Flora exploration in Newham Fen and Bamburgh Dunes Botany of Emblehope Moor An introduction to glacial sediments at Whitburn Bay Geology at Nent Valley: Reading a Pennine landscape Members are also exclusively permitted to visit the society's nature reserve in Gosforth Park, which is a diverse habitat of natural beauty. …

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