Calendar

  • ‘Plants on the Edge: Teesdale’s Tiny Giants’ Exhibition

Throughout August at The Witham Gallery, Barnard Castle. Highlighting Teesdale Special Flora Trust’s work to address the decline of the Teesdale Flora and featuring artwork created by local children. Free and Everyone welcome.

  • Climate Change: Will the Tiny Giants Survive?

A talk by Dr Margaret Bradshaw and John O’Reilly from Plants on the Edge Project at The Witham, Barnard Castle Wednesday 17th August 7.30. Tickets are free and need to be reserved through The Witham box office.

Hear about the impact of the climatic and vegetation changes since the last Ice Period on the rare plants of Teesdale and whether these plants will survive the Age of Man.

Climate Change: Will the Tiny Giants Survive? is the first of a series of talks being hosted by Teesdale Special Flora Trust’s Plants on the Edge project during 2022-3.

  • ‘Plants on the Edge: Teesdale’s Tiny Giants’ Touring Exhibition

The Exhibition will also be on tour at Stanhope Show on 10th and 11th September, Eggleston Show on 17th September, and Langdon Beck Show on 24th September. Further tour dates to be announced! See you there!

  • Alchemilla mollis – We need your sightings

Garden escapee, Alchemilla mollis or Garden Lady’s-mantle, is rampant at Hayberries Nature Reserve. All this season, our Citizen Science project needs your sightings of A. mollis elsewhere in the area. Please help! Report data here

  • Alchemilla mollis – We need your digging skills!

Look out for future dates for volunteers to help dig out Garden Lady’s-mantle (Alchemilla mollis) at Hayberries Nature Reserve.

  • Upper Teesdale Botany Group – Amazing plants 

Middleton Masonic Hall Mondays from 5th September to 3rd October (5 sessions) at 7pm. Lizzie Maddison will lead these ‘hands on’ practical-based sessions where we will study some of the flowering plants, ferns and other commonly found species growing in the area.

Beginners are very welcome, no prior knowledge required and they will be supported by experienced botanists in the group. For information about UTBG membership, contact Tricia tricia.snaith@icloud.com

Cost is £10 for the series. Further donations welcomed to support the work of the Botany Group.

  • Fighting for Nature on a Lake District Hill Farm

On Thursday 29th September at 7pm, Lee Schofield, senior site manager for the RSPB at Haweswater in the Lake District, will talk about the work to restore a mosaic of upland habitats and the importance of diverse plant life as the foundation for healthy, functioning ecosystems. 

Reserved your tickets through The Witham box office.

This is the second of a series of talks being hosted by Teesdale Special Flora Trust’s Plants on the Edge project during 2022-3.

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