17th June 2023, 7:00am – 12:00pm
All activities at Whitby End unless noted otherwise.
7.00am Small Mammals – Opening traps set overnight to
observe and release any small mammals.
8.00am to Noon
Bird Watching – Guides on hand in the Bird Hide (Yacht
Club End) to help with spotting. Telescope available.
9.00am to Noon
Information Point – Start point and sign-up sheets for
guided walks at Whitby End. Activity schedule.
Big Wild Weekend – #30DaysWild, spotter sheets,
quizzes, mini-beast hunting.
Wildlife Identification – Bring photos for help identifying
findings. Field guides and microscope. Mini-exhibitions.
Bat Crafts & Information– Finger puppets, bat masks,
origami bats, bat hats, quizzes and more!
Bioblitz Wildlife Observations Record all your sightings
to add to the total species seen over 24 hours.
9.30am Moss Identification – Study moss samples and learn about their detail with the help of a microscope.
9.30am Mini-beast Hunt – Prepare to be amazed by the number and variety of creatures in vegetation all around.
10.00am Moth Viewing – See highlights from the previous night’s moth traps prior to release of the moths.
10.30am Moorland Birds – An introduction to the birds of the woodland and moorland. Start at Car Park, Yacht Club End.
10.30am Wildflower Identification – Wildflowers of a meadow and bog. Start at Information Point. Simple identification.
10.30am Butterflies – View butterflies in meadowland. Start at information Point. Limited numbers.
11.00am Water Quality Monitoring – Demonstration of water quality monitoring using aquatic invertebrates
11.45am Dragonfly Walk – Learn about dragonflies and
damselflies around the reservoir and at a small pond
Location and Directions
Scaling Dam Sailing club, Scaling Dam Sailing Club Whitby Moor Road, Easington Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Saltburn TS13 4TP
Meeting point: Activities either take place at the Whitby end or Yacht club end of Scaling Dam