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Tag Archive: Wildlife

Cold-blooded and Spineless Bug Ball

Cold-blooded and Spineless Bug Ball Saturday October 5, 6pm – 9pm, Bowlees Visitor Centre, Upper Teesdale – The Big Ball will celebrate the culmination of the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Cold-blooded and Spineless         project and will…
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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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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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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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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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Frozen

It has been a very cold week but lovely and bright at times.  There have been some great ice features in the quarry so we thought we would share them with you. The dying salmon had moved so little its fin…
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No sign of the bee orchids

The bee orchids usually start to appear about now, both in the quarry and at the Tip End but this year there is no sign of them.  We assume that conditions in May were too dry for them.  The photo…
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First signs of spring

I know it is still only January but it felt like spring in the quarry this morning.  A great time to get out and about and explore.  There is lots to see at the moment; goosander fishing in the river,…
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