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NEWSLETTER 53 - SPRING 2000


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Last updated 30 Jan 2000

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CRAVEN CONSERVATION GROUP EVENTS             Feb - June
Friday 4th February
7.30 p.m.
Red Deer - their history and lifestyle in Northern England and Scotland: an illustrated talk by Bill Mitchell, at Linton Court Gallery. Admission 1.00 (CCG members 50p)
Saturday 5th February
9 a.m
Birdwatching at Marshside, near Southport, one of the North West's top winter reserves. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool to share transport. Bring waterproofs, boots and packed lunch. As the site has minimal shelter, alternative location if weather bad. Contact Gerald Light on 01729 825973 for further details
Saturday 12th February,
12-4 p.m.
Make your own Bird box or Bat box with Richard Michelmore-Brown, at 8 Town Head Way, Settle. Tools and instruction provided, just pay for materials used. Imagine having your own box in your garden or favourite place (subject to owner's consent!) to watch, and perhaps record, nesting progress. Minimal maintenance to clear the box out between each breeding season. Contact Richard on 01729 822918 for further details.
Wednesday 1st March,
7.30 p.m.
Slide and Book Evening: social event to replace and expand on the slide show we didn't have after the AGM! Bring a dozen slides and/or a favourite natural history book to Linton Court Gallery, Settle, to show to other members
Monday 6th March
8 p.m.
Planning Meeting for spring events and newsletter, at 7 Barrel Sykes, Langcliffe Road, Settle. All Craven Conservation Groups welcome.
Sunday 28th May
10am onwards. Meet at SD 834 659
Joint thistle bashing conservation event with Plantlife, at the Plantlife Reserve of Winskill Stones. Details
Sunday 11th June
2pm Meet at SD 834 659
Guide walk with members of Plantlife, at the Plantlife Reserve of Winskill Stones. Seek out the rich flora of the grassland and limestone pavement in this nature reserve and enjoy the outstanding Yorkshire Dales Landscape Details
Sunday 2nd July
11am
Joint field meeting with Yorkshire Branch Butterfly Conservation Society Newby Moor & Small Pearl Bordered Fritillaries. Meet at Clapham Railway Station, Yorkshire. Leader Dr Terry Whitaker

EVENTS OF OTHER GROUPS

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
Saturday 26th February, 10 a.m. YNU Day conference at Harrogate, on the theme "Recording and Monitoring Yorkshire's Natural Environment". Several CCG members are attending and presenting posters.Contact J Allinson for details


Kirkby Lonsdale and District Watch Group
This is for children interested in Natural History. Families are also very welcome.
Details from Liz and Roger Neale, Bankhouse, Westhouse, Ingleton
Sunday 13th February: Afternoon Producing Wildlife Pictures in preparation for the Watch Group Contribution to the Wildlife Exhibition at Ingleton Community Centre August 4th-20th 2000 .


Austwick Field and Local History Society
(Meetings held in the Parish Hall, next to the village shop in Austwick. Entrance £1. Further details from Joan Butler of Austwick
Wednesday 16th February, 7.30 p.m. Geology and Drainage in the Locality: a talk by Bob February, Hordern, looking at the effect of geology on streams and rivers past and present .
Wednesday 22nd March, 7.30 p.m. Village Archaeology: a talk by Tom Clare .

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 2000 (well this link should work shortly.. it may still lead you to 1999's walks) Although aimed primarily for tourists, These are very good value for money for locals too.
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
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Alternate Weds/Sats : 9.30 a.m
Weds 2, 16 Feb; 1, 15 March Sats 12 Feb: 11, 25 Mar; 8 April
Work parties at Grass Wood (grid ref. SD 984651)

New Volunteers welcome. Contact: Chris Alder, 46 Badger Gate, Threshfield, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5EN
Saturday 26th.February
The Annual Coffee Morning in Grassington's Church House will be on February 2000 Saturday 26th. This will be organised by Margaret and Tom Chalmers, as previously. Offers of help welcome.
Mon 1 May
12-4 p.m.
Brae Pasture. 2 miles NW of Horton in Ribblesdale. This event is for YWT members only. (New members are always welcome) Make an early visit for spring flowers at the region's newest YWT nature reserve. Booking essential due to limited parking. Please email YWT or Contact J Allinson

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