|CRAVEN CONSERVATION GROUP
NEWSLETTER 66 SPRING, SUMMER AND AUTUMN 2004
CRAVEN CONSERVATION GROUP EVENTS Jan 2004-Dec 2004
|Tue 27 Jan
| Butterflies at Malham Tarn. Dr Terry
Whitaker, who gave a talk at the Research Seminar at Malham Tarn in November
will tell us about changes in the the butterfly polulations at Malham
Tarn (including the arriva of new species). (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 Linton Court Gallery, Settle
|Thur 29 Jan
6pm - 7.15
|Introduction to Using Keys for Identifying Wild flowers. This is an easy introductory session. Free To be held at 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. Please phone John Osborne beforehand on 07967 971 523 after 5pm All tools and work gloves will be provided and local travel expenses can be claimed. Please bring packed lunch and waterproofs.
|Sun 15 Feb
|Marshside, Southport - Bird Watching Trip led by Gerald Light. Meet Settle Swimming Pool to share transport. Please bring waterproofs, boots or waterproof shoes and a packed lunch. Details from 01756 753720
|Thur 26 Feb
|"The spread of deer locally in recent years" Presentation by Bill Mitchell. Members £2, Non-members £1-00
| 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 015242 62269 if you would like a lift.
| Sun 7 March Tree Planting
|Conservation Workparty with English Nature. Details Meet at Entrance to Leeds University Bungalow, off Alum Pot Lane, Selside. Contact John Osborne beforehand 07967 971 523
|Planning Meeting Horton Quarry Community Centre. All CCG members welcome.
|Thur 25 March
|Talk by Paul Bradley on "The native White Claw Crayfish in Ribblesdale and Malham Tarn" Non members £2-00 Members £1-00
|Thurs March 25 7.30pm
| White Clawed Crayfish in Ribblesdale
At Linton Court Gallery, Duke Street, Settle. Presentation and update on the status of the population by Paul Bradley. Members £1, non-members £2.
|Sun 4 April 10.15am
Walk with John Osborne and Dave Tayler exploring the limestone scenery of Ribblesdale and Chapel-le-Dale Nature Reserves. This is a 6-mile strenuous walk taking in Brae Pasture, South House Moor and Ridge, Scar Close, Gauber Viking Longhouse, Ribblehead Nature Reserve and Station. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool to share transport at 9.30 or the Horton Station at 10.00. Please bring waterproofs, boots and a packed lunch. Contact John Osborne for details
|Sun 25 April
| Archaeology and Glaciology walk
At Malham Lings with David Johnson. Meet at Street Gate(SD 905 657). Phone 01729 822915 for details.
|Sun May 9th 4.30am
|Dawn chorus walk at Ingleton Glens
Walk with John Osborne up the River Twiss to Pecca Falls and Thornton Force. Meet at the Ingleton Glens car park (SD693733). Contact John for further details on 07967 971523.
|Sun May 16th 4.30 a.m
|Dawn chorus walk at Ingleton Glens
Walk with John Osborne up the River Doe to Beezley Falls. Meet at the Ingleton Glens car park (SD693733).
|Sat May 22 10am
|Cleatop Local Nature Reserve
Celebrate the designation of this new Local Nature Reserve on a Natural History walk with group members and National Park staff. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool to share transport. Contact Dave Tayler for further details.
|May 22 21.15pm
21.15pm National Moth Night
Meet at the Ribblehead Nature Reserve (SD 766 788). Contact Terry Whitaker for further details on 015232 62269
|Wed May 26 6.30pm
|Natural History walk
With Judith Allinson at Brocklands Woodland Burial site near Rathmell. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool. Contact Judith Allinson for further details
|Th June 10
|Natural History walk
At the Hoffmann Kiln and Craven Lime Works, Langcliffe. Meet at the Hoffmann Kiln. Contact Dave Tayler for further details.
|Mo June 28
| Attermire Local Nature Reserve
Celebrate the designation of this new Local Nature Reserve on a Natural History walk with group members and National Park staff. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool at 6.30 to share transport. Contact Dave Tayler for details on 01729 825953.
| Winskill Stones Nature Reserve thistle
Equipment will be supplied, just bring personal kit and a packed lunch if staying for the whole day, all help appreciated. Contact Gerald Light on 01756 753720
& Sun 11 July 10.00am
|English Nature Ingleborough Reserves
Joint event with BTCV doing thistle and ragwort control using ''Lazy Dog'' equipment. Meet at Ribblehead Station. Usual English Nature requirements and equipment. Contact John Osborne for details.
|Wed July 14th 7.30pm
| Committee Meeting
At the Horton Quarry Meeting Room. All members welcome
|Sun July 18
1 pm (NOT 10.00am as previously stated)
| Exploring Pen-y-Ghent Gill
Meet at Stainforth car park at 1.00p.m., or alternatively at the entrance to Hesleden Farm on the Halton Gill - Arncliffe Road (SD 891 749) at 1.30p.m. to walk up the lower part of Penyghent Gill. We have arranged permission for this. The Gill is now an SSSI. In particular we shall be hoping to record butterflies as these are under-recorded in this 10km square. There is an area of rock rose in the Gill where we hope to see the Northern brown argus. For further details etc please contact Helen Sergeant 01729 860379.
Sun Aug 15 10am
| CANCELLED: Winskill Stones Nature Reserve ragwort
Inspection of the site at the end of July showed that there is not enough ragwort to pull!!! Our work over the last two years, and the current management regime has reduced the ragwort considerably. Contact Gerald Light on 01756 753720
Thank you if you were planning to come!!
A survey of nearby Lord' Pasture in Giggleswick revealed cinnabar moth caterpillars at work.
You can read the new DEFRA book on management of ragwort at www.defra.gov.uk/environ/weedsact/cop_ragwort.pdf
|Thur Sep 23 7.30pm
At Linton Court Gallery, Duke Street, Settle. Slide show and talk by Brian Shorrock of Craven Conservation Group. Members £1, non-members £2.
|Tue Oct 19
|English Nature Reserve Management
At Linton Court Gallery, Duke Street, Settle. Slide show and talk by John Osborne of Craven Conservation Group and English Nature on the conservation schemes on the Ingleborough Reserves. Members £1, non-members £2.
|Tues Nov 9 7.30pm
|Planning Meeting for 2005 Events
At Horton Quarry Meeting Room
|Sun Nov 14 9.00am
| Bird watching trip to Morecambe Bay
(High Tide is 12 midday)
With Gerald Light. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool to share transport. Please bring waterproofs, boots or waterproof shoes and a packed lunch. Further details from Gerald on 01756 753720.
|Nov 22 7.30pm
|AGM and Members slides at Linton Court Gallery Settle
|Sat March 5th 2005
|The biodiversity of Parks, Gardens and associated built environment YNU Conference 2005 - The Swallow St George Hotel Harrogate
|For Next Year's events see next webpage but please note all events there are currently provisional
|YNU COnference 2006 The Yorkshire Coast The Swallow St George Hotel - Harrogate
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
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. .
April 4th Doing things in the Wilderness
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Grassington Coffee Morning Sat 19 Feb 2005 (Provisional date)
9.00 - 12.00
Church House, Grassington. on the Square.
Grass Wood Work Party Days
|Work parties at Grass Wood (grid ref. SD 985652) Meet at the reserve car park. Bring gloves and a flask of coffee. We will be doing general maintenance jobs.
The YWT Grass Wood Management committee is also looking to add a few names to the list of volunteers who warden the wood during summer weekends. If you are interested, please contact Chris Alder
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
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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