Monday, May 18, 2015

Capture Coastal Wildflowers this Summer

The Tees Valley Wildlife Trust project is compiling a catalogue of nature’s blooms growing along sand dunes to high cliff tops and is offering snappers free outdoor photography workshops whether they use a camera or mobile phone.

Funded through the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the scheme will concentrate on the Cleveland coast which is recognised as an important wildlife corridor.

"The flowers we are interested in are those growing in the narrow strip between the sea and the first roads or field boundaries inland,” said Kate Bartram of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.

To demonstrate different habitats the coast has been divided into six different sites at South Gare, Coatham dunes, Redcar Stray to Marske Cliff House, Marske Cliff house to Saltburn, Saltburn to Skinningrove and Skinningrove to Cowbar near Staithes in North Yorkshire.

Free outdoor photography workshops led by botanist Martin Allen are being held:

1 In Marske on Thursday, May 21, from 6pm to 8.30pm meeting on Saint Germain’s Lane by the church.

2. South Gare on Saturday, May 23, from 10.30am to 12.30pm meeting opposite the fishermen’s huts.

3. Cattersty on Sunday, May 24, from 1.30pm to 4pm at St Helen’s church, Carlin How. 

4. Coatham dunes on Tuesday, May 26, from 6pm to 8.30pm meeting at the Majuba Road car park in Redcar.

Snappers are advised to wear appropriate footwear and clothing as some walking will be involved.

To book a place on a workshop email or call 01287 636382

You can read more about the project and find out where you can upload your own photographs by reading Martin' s Blog here:

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