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Harehope Quarry

Nature

Moth trapping

Carol Inskipp and Karen Blackburn were moth trapping on Monday night in the quarry and caught 81 moths and 30 different species. The most notable were the Alder Moth and the Dwarf Pug, both of which are local and uncommon…
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Natural Explorers: Mini-beasts

We have a children’s Natural Explorers event on this half term.  Please book early to ensure it runs. Natural Explorers: Mini-beasts Harehope Quarry Thursday 30 May, 1.30am – 4.00pm Come and enjoy some fun in the outdoors. Under 8s must…
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Spider hunting adaptations workshop

Harehope Quarry has been designated as a Special Invertebrate Site by the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Cold-blooded and Spineless project.  The site will be a venue for a number of events this summer.  The first of these is the spider…
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New pond dipping platform

A new pond dipping platform was built on one of the wildlife ponds this weekend by co-operative members of the Harehope Quarry Project.  The platform will be used for community events and activities as well as by visiting school groups.…
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Willow workshop

The Weardale Wildlife Group ran a very successful willow workshop at Harehope Quarry on Saturday.  The full day workshop was run by Creative Woodland Resources (www.creativewoodlandresources.co.uk) and resulted in some wonderful creations from lanterns and wreaths to Christmas baubles.

Christmas crafts event and makers’ mini-fair

Just a reminder about our Christmas craft event and makers’ mini-fair.  We will be running a family craft workshop making willow wreaths and stars and lots of other Christmas decorations from natural materials as well as having some local designer-makers…
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Cold-blooded and Spineless

The North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Cold-blooded and Spineless project is launching the Bug Corner at the Durham Dales Centre o Saturday 22 September , 12.00pm – 3.00pm. Come along to this community event celebrating the wonder of the invertebrate kingdom.…
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Moth update

The Weardale Wildlife Group in conjunction withe North Pennines AONB’s Cold Blooded and Spineless project ran a moth morning here at Harehope Quarry in early August.  They caught 321 moths in total and 48 species.  One of the catch was a…
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Marvellous moths

Carol Inskipp set a moth trap up in the quarry on Tuesday evening.  Even though the weather was clear and cold she caught 54 moths and 20 different species.  There were some really amazing moths.  My favourites are the Buff…
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Not so dingy

Our glorious sunshine has brought out some of our rarer species in the quarry.  An ecologist last week recorded the Dingy Skipper in several locations in Harehope Quarry. This is a small brown and grey butterfly, which is found in Britain…
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