Something to grouse about

DR Philip Warren gave an informative and fascinating account of the programme to keep Black Grouse in the Northern Pennines.

The weather both in the winter and summer affects the survival of these birds.

The support of the farming community is an invaluable factor in supporting their recovery.

The number of birds in Northumberland has diminished over the last few years.

Margaret Neil gave the vote of thanks. The competition for a Moorland Scene was won by Allison Carins.

During the business meeting members were told of the successful Valentine’s Dance held in February.

Comments were also made about the Institute’s mention in WI Life regarding the sand sculpture competition in Bamburgh.

The carpet bowls team were playing in the competition at Stamfordham.

The April meeting, which begins at 7pm, will be a talk about the Hidden Rivers of Newcastle.