Tag: Curlew

A wet Spring and dry Summer has impacted on Weardale’s birdlife.

For Red Grouse the combination of a late cold Spring left hens in poor condition when nesting, not least by the near total failure of cotton grass which is a major source of spring protein for grouse. The exceptionally warm dry Summer that followed reduced the insect population on which new grouse chicks feed.  The… Read more »

Spring brings new challenges

This spring on the moor we have two exciting projects to report. First, a professional photographer visited to capture the Black Grouse at the peak of the lekking period, when the grey hen grouse come to pick the best of the Black Grouse males from the early morning displays of plumage and display. A selection… Read more »

Join in and learn about the Living Uplands

Prepare young learners for the Living Uplands springing into life in 2016. Our learning resources provide lots of ways to learn about life on the moors of the North East. Life starts to slow down through Autumn and into Winter on the moor, before Spring sees the cycle of new life start all over again…. Read more »