In 2003, some local ecologists and naturalists set up Berwick Wildlife Group to record wildlife in the area around North Northumberland and parts of the Scottish Borders. Today there is ongoing butterfly and bumblebee recording on the coast at Cocklawburn and inland at Hunting Hall farm. The summer sees wildflower, butterfly and birding walks. Berwick Wildlife Group also works with the County Council to maintain the wildlife hide on the Tweedmouth bank of the river.
Records are submitted to the Environmental Records Information Centre (ERIC) at the Great North Museum, Hancock, in Newcastle, Butterfly Conservation and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Scottish records are submitted to the Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC) in Midlothian.
Anyone who is interested is welcome to come along and participate in BWG activities, share their knowledge, photos, etc. During 2020, plans include a bat walk as well as surveys of small mammals and bats.
Every year, there are five talks over the winter months on a variety of subjects – see Events. These are always followed by refreshments and an opportunity to chat. There are occasional guided walks which enable members to visit places of interest with someone who is familiar with the site.
A monthly newsletter is produced which reviews the previous month’s weather and sightings and is circulated to all. The information is also on the website. To access previous Newsletters, Click Here.
Anyone is welcome to join us for our events.
There is a small charge for the winter talks.