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Next Planning meeting:
6 Jan
All members welcome



Tue 6 Dec

Planning Meeting
Location; The Quarry Offices, Horton in Ribblesdale (Grid Ref: SD 803722) All CCG members welcome. This is a meeting to plan ALL next years events. We welcome the ideas of all CCG members. If you are a new member this is a good opportunity to come and meet other members If you would like a lift from Settle please contact J Allinson
Tue 27 Jan
PROVISONAL: "Butterflies at Malham Tarn. Dr Terry Wilkinson, who gave a talk at the Research Sominar at Malhma Tarn in November will tell us about changes in the the butterfly polulations at Malham Tarn. (This Talk is slightly provisional, as we are waiting to confirm that we have access to a digital projector)
£2-00 Non members, £1-00 Members
Thur 29 Jan
6pm - 7.15
Introduction to Using Keys for Identifying Wild flowers. This is an easy introductory session. Free St John's Methosdist Church Hall,Settle This is an introductory session for people who would like to start to teach themselves about wildflowers. It is for near or complete beginners. Poster  
Sat 31 Jan
Identifying trees in Tot Lord Wood, (and extension to Castleberg if time allows) One hour Bitesize walk. Come and get a taster of how to identify trees in winter by their bark, shape of tree and winter buds. And look out for other signs of wildlife too.
Wed 4 Feb
Curry. If you would like to come please phone John Osborne 07967 971523, preferably by Friday 30 Jan so we can know how big a table to book at Rushdie's
Sun 8 Feb
Conservation Workparty with English Nature: Tree planting/Juniper Planting Details Meet at Horton in Ribblesdale Station at ?? . Please phone John Osborne beforehand.

Sun 15 Feb
Marshside, Southport - Bird Watching Trip
Thur 26 Feb
"the spread of deer into the area over recent years" Talk by Bill Mitchell
Sat 28 Feb 2004
YNU Conference: at The Swallow St George Hotel, The Humberhead Levels: The value to biodiversity in wetness. Please contact Terry Whitaker if you would like a lift.
8 March
Planning Meeting
Thur 25 March
Fri9 - Mon 12 Easter
Sun 25 April
Walk with David Johnson: Archaeology and Glaciology Walk on Malham Moor.
May 22
Cleatop Park Wood
June 28
4 July
Thistle bashing at Winskill Stones
7 August
Ragwort Pulling at Winskill Stones
12 Nov
Morcambe Bay. (High Tide is 12 midday)



Now you can find out about events run by the Yorkshire Naturalists Union (YNU) at their website and by some of the forty or so other natural history societies throughout Yorkshire which are affiliated to the YNU

English Nature
Conservation working parties in Craven Conservation Group local area:
Contact John Osborne 07967 971523 for details Volunteering for English Nature The English Nature team at Ingleborough National Nature Reserve are welcoming volunteers on certain dates. Practical activities will include vegetation management, tree planting, dry stone walling and fencing. Meet at Colt Park Barn at 9.00 am or contact John Osborne if you need collecting from Settle swimming pool or Ribblehead Station. Please note you must be registered with English Nature for insurance purposes and that travel expenses will be paid to volunteers. Please Contact John Osborne 07967 971523 beforehand for any of the meetings.

By PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY It is also possible to meet at Settle Swimming Pool Car Park half an hour earlier than the stated times

If you have not been on a conservation work day before, it is doubly necessary that you contact John beforehand for insurance purposes.

Contact John Osborne 07967 971523 for details. Bring waterproofs, boots, packed lunch, and make sure your tetanus vaccination is up to date. .

Skipton Wildlife Watch Group
(Contact Ann Gill, telephone 01943 830215, for further details. These meets are especially suitable for families and children)

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Grassington Coffee Morning Sat 21 Feb 2004
9.00 - 12.00
Church House, Grassington. on the Square.

Grass Wood Work Party Days
Work parties at Grass Wood (grid ref. SD 984650) Meet at the reserve car park.  Bring gloves and a flask of coffee. We will be doing general maintenance jobs. 
Meet at 9.30am

New Volunteers welcome. Please first contact: Chris Alder oy Ellis Tinsley 01756 792338 L

Wed 7 Jan
Sat 17 Jan
Wed 21 Jan
Sat 31 Jan
Woodland Work SD 983 650 .

Yorkshire Dales National Park Guided Walks and guided walks of other organisations.
Guided Walks in the the Yorkshire Dales, on various natural history topics. Run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Events for Summer 2004 should appear at this link eventually Although aimed primarily for tourists, These are very good value for money for locals too.. and we don't have to travel far to get to the walks.
Natural History and other courses at Malham Tarn Field Centre.(e.g Grasses, algae, mosses, moths, and many others). Malham is 7 miles from Settle. It is usually possible to attend these courses as a day student. Highly Recommended as a holiday. See Also Courses at Kindrogan Field Centre in Scotland

Fungi Links
See also the websites of
The Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group
The North West Fungus Group (Includes Cumbria Lancashire, Cheshire and Clwyd)
Information on fungi

CCg members: Have you filled in your Parish Mapping Forms yet? Download a form here. Even if those of us on email send in just three records each, that would give well over 100 records.

There are forms for flowers, birds, mammals and habitats: bluebells, ivy covered walls, short eared owls...

Terry Whitaker would like to receive butterfly and moth records for this part of Yorkshire VC64 and VC65. Non members are very welcome to contribute results too. See the Yorkshire butterfly distribution map that the records contribute to.

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