My picture shows the flower of tulip tree latin nameis Liriodendron tulipifera. This tree was introducedin Britain from North America in mid 17 th centuryand there is a magnificent tree in Darlington westcemetery. It is a deciduous tree meaning the treedrops all the leaf before winter. The flower isorange-yellow produced in May-June. The tree isnamed […]

Visit to Whitbarrow Scar, near Grange-over-Sands

26 th July 2022 Four of us (Fleur Miles, Steve Gater, Derek Risbey and David Selby) left the Darlington drizzletraveling west where we were welcomed to the sunny skies of Cumbria above Tebay.Travelling further down the M6 and then towards Grange-over-Sands we parked near thehamlet of Mill Side. As we set out to climb the […]

Hell Kettles

Hell Kettles 21 st of June 2022 was the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere and our club members werewalking, recording flora and fauna in the Hell Kettles. Famous botanists of Darlington, StephenRobson (1777), Dr.R.Taylor Manson (1884), J.B.Nicholson (! 929) visited and recorded plants atHell Kettles. There were two theories about the origins of these […]

What can you see that is Different ?

By Derek Risbey Different ? Persephone Risbey our 11-year old granddaughter spotted something different in her sports field at  Heighington school recently. It was a four-leaf clover. I think it’s funny that we quickly notice something that is different when we are looking at plants. It was a four leaf white clover (triforia repens) Which […]

Muker Meadows

Eleven members visited Muker on a pleasant sunny day.  Muker is an interesting village in Swaledale and takes its name from the Old Norse “Mjor-akr” which means narrow acre.      The Church of St. Mary the Virgin dates back to 1580. There is a long history behind the Swaledale Woollen industry when the knitting of stockings […]