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From pond dipping for adults to bird watching for beginners, from graylings to orchids! How much do you know about the wildlife on your doorstep?

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust have developed in partnership with Middlesbrough Community Learning and as part of River Tees Rediscovered a free course for beginners about the wildlife found on two of its nature reserves in Middlesbrough and Stockton. On 25th April the first of these day long sessions will be an introduction to the wildlife of Portrack Marsh and Maze Park. With spring under way we will be looking for migrant birds, early flowers and the first butterflies of the year. The sessions start at 10.00 am with a classroom session discussing some of the wildlife that can be found on these nature reserves. This will be followed by a walk around the reserves looking for wildlife, recording what we find. We will also look at how the Wildlife Trust manages the reserves for wildlife and some of the issues connected to this.

To book or for more details contact the Trust on 01287 636382 or

Meet outside the Talpore Pub TS17 6QB. Please wear sensible clothing and footwear for outside activity and bring a packed lunch – hot drinks provided.

Other sessions include birdwatching for beginners, wildflowers, pond animals and butterflies, information about all the courses can be found on the Trust website

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