The Nature Group meets in the club rooms on certain Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm during the season (September to May). Dates are given in the current SYLLABUS [PDF] .

All members and visitors are welcome.

Group Chairman: Keith Hildreth - Tel: 0191 266 5835

 Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire on 18th July 2017

Keith notes: Larry, John and I went to Bempton Cliffs on Tuesday 18th July. We left at 7.30 am arriving at 10.30.

On arrival we went through the R S P B shop and made our way to the cliffs. A Short Eared Owl was showing and according to staff this was the first sighting for a while. Blue sky, very warm and the wind was strong enough to hold the Gannets up. As well as the Gannets there were Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and lots of Puffins this time.

We had an excellent day and arrived home at 6.45pm having travelled 230 miles altogether.

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 The Farne Islands on 3rd June 2017

Keith notes: Four members, David and Wendy Pratt, John McGuiness, myself and friend Pete made our way to Seahouses for a 9.30 departure on Glad Tidings 4 along with 56 others. The weather was perfect, sea calm, sunny but not too bright. Not long into our journey we were informed that a pod of dolphins was in the vicinity and in no time we saw them, which after visiting the Farnes for 35 years was a first for me. After a while sea fret came in but then cleared. We managed to land on both Staple and Innner Farne for 2 hours and 2.5 hours respectively. We returned to Seahouses at 4.15pm after a very enjoyable day.


Lighthouse and colony

Gull with an egg

Glad Tidings IV

Left to right: John, Wendy, Keith, David, Peter

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 Washington Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre on 27th May 2017

Left to right: Wendy, David, Keith, Viv, Diana, Margaret, John, Andrew

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