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NEWSLETTER 56 - WINTER / EARLY SPRING 2001
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CRAVEN CONSERVATION GROUP EVENTS Jan - March
|Friday 26th Jan
|British Orchids and other wildlife An illustrated talk by John Osborne, English Nature, at Linton Court Gallery. Members free, non-members £ 1.|
|Sunday 4th February
|Tree-planting work at English Nature's National Nature Reserve at / near Colt Park Wood which is on the flank of Ingleborough. As parking is limited at Colt Park Wood please meet at Settle swimming pool at 10am. Details|
|Sunday 11th February,
9 15 a.m. .
|Trip to Martin Mere WWT Reserve Joint event with Kirkby Lonsdale & District WATCH Group. Entrance œ4 (WWT members free with card). Bring warm clothes, waterproofs, boots and packed lunch. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool, or at Westhouse near Ingleton, at 9.15 a.m., to share transport. Contact Liz Neale on 015242 41155 for details..|
|Thursday 15th February
|Social Evening Meet over a bar meal at the Royal Oak in Settle. Time also perhaps to mull over spring and summer events. Please let Judith know on 01729 822138 if you're coming.|
|Wednesday 28th February
|Members' Evening: slides, books, quiz. At Linton Court Gallery. Bring a dozen of your slides and/or a favourite natural history book..|
| Saturday 3rd March
Noon - 4pm
|Bird-box making For Clapham Woods (see 10th March below), or for your garden. Materials and advice provided. (Materials free for Clapham Woods; at cost for your garden). At Richard Michelmore-Brown's, 8 Town Head Way, Settle. Phone 01729 822918 for further details.|
| Saturday 10th March
|Bird-box siting in Clapham Woods Putting up the boxes made on 3rd March. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool at 9.40 a.m. or at Hall Garth in Clapham (opposite side of the river to the YDNP centre) at 10 a.m. Phone 01729 825973 or 015242 41155 for details.|
|Sunday 18th March
|Birdwatching trip to Bowland With Gerald Light. Bring boots, waterproofs and packed lunch; meet Settle Swimming Pool to share transport. Phone 01729 825973 for details.|
|Saturday 31st March
2 p.m. .
|Archaeology and glaciology walk At Malham Lings with David Johnson. Bring waterproofs and boots; meet at Street Gate (grid ref SD 905 657). Phone 01729 822915 for details..|
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 Feb 24 Spring Conference Harrogate “Freshwater Ecology in Yorkshire” .Contact J Allinson for details|
English Nature |
Conservation working parties in Craven Conservation Group local area:
|Sundays 4th Feb, 4th March, 1st April Wednesdays 14th Feb, 14th March.||On Sundays meet at Settle Swimming Pool at 10 a.m.; on Wednesdays meet at Settle Swimming Pool 9.30 a.m. or at Colt Park (grid ref SD 773 778) at 10 a.m. The 4th February task will be raking at Lord's Pasture, 14th Feb and 14th March probably tree planting on South House Moor; the others to be advised. Bring packed lunch, boots and waterproofs. Further details from John Osborne on 015242 42021 - leave message if answerphone on. .|
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 015242 41155
|Sunday 11th March 10.30 a.m.||Rockwatch visit to Kingsdale 3 mile walk taking in limestone and ice-age geology, the North Craven Fault and Yordas cave, led by Roger Neale. Bring torch, hat, wellingtons (and walking boots?), waterproof and lunch. Meet Westhouse, near Ingleton; phone 015242 41155 for directions.|
Skipton Wildlife Watch Group|
(Contact Ann Gill, telephone 01943 830215, for further details. These meets are especially suitable for families and children)
|Saturday 10th February 10 a.m.||More gruesome creatures (insects) With Dr Tinsley, at Craven College campus.|
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 2001 (well this link should work shortly.. it may still lead you to 2000''s walks) 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
There will be thistle bashing events and a guided wildflower walk at Plantlife's Reserve at Winskill Stone, Langcliffe this summer
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