Growing interest.An expert is to give a talk on the variety of plant life in a Tyneside country park.
Ecologist Dave Mitchell ''
James David Mitchell (born October 4, 1947 in Wichita Falls, Texas) better known as "Dave Mitchell" is an American radio personality and voice-over artist who has appeared on over 100 radio stations in Texas, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. will visit the Rising Sun Country Park in Benton, North Tyneside North Tyneside is a metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear in the North East of England. Its seat is at the Town Hall, Wallsend.
Created in 1974, the borough lies within the historic county boundaries of Northumberland. , next week.
Jerry Dronsfield, general manager for the park, said: "I have been amazed at the diversity of plants that grow at the Rising Sun. The variety of habitats is immense, ranging from acidic grassland to woodland."
Dave Mitchell, who works for English Nature English Nature was the United Kingdom government agency that promoted the conservation of wildlife, geology and wild places throughout England between 1990 and 2006. It was a non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and , used to work within the park and has a wide-ranging knowledge of the plants that grow there.
The talk takes place at the Countryside Centre beside Asda on Whitley Road on Wednesday, September 10, at 7.30pm. Entry is free. For more information call (0191) 200 7841.