NEWSLETTER 60 - Spring 2002
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Last updated 20 July 2002

CCG Bird walk and training morning in early April 2002 near Ling Gill
See also events of:
Yorkshire Naturalists Union | English Nature | Kirkby Lonsdale Watch | Skipton Watch | Yorkshire Wildlife Trust | Yorkshire Dales National Park | Malham Tarn Field Centre | Plantlife

See a list of the rare plants and animals of Yorkshire and Humber on the Yorkshire and Humber Biodiversity Forum - with some pictures and maps

Every Thursday from 25th July to 29th August inclusive - Conservation volunteering with English Nature. Thistle bashing, 'beating up' (checking and replacing guards and stakes in previous tree planting areas), grip blocking, pond clearance etc. Meet at 9 a.m. at Colt Park, (except for 1st and 15th August when at Waterhouses estate office at Malham Tarn), or by prior arrangement with John Osborne at Settle Swimming Pool at 8.30 a.m. CCG members who have not volunteered with English Nature before can register with John on the day for insurance purposes. Further details from John on 07967 971523.

Wednesday 31st July 6.30 p.m. Walk: Cave mouth ferns, with Mike Canaway. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool, or at the layby at the top of Buckhaw Brow (opposite the garage) at 6.45 p.m., and bring strong shoes or walking boots. Further details from Mike Canaway

Monday 12th - Friday 16th August - Conservation volunteering with YDMT's Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme Conservation Group. Further details from Dave Tayler (tel. work 015242 51002); programme, subject to final confirmation, and subject to weather will be:

Monday 12th Beating up on South House Moor
(Mon and Tue may be reversed)
Tuesday 13th Raking at Lord's Pasture
Wednesday 14th Scrub clearance at Hoffman Kiln
Thursday 15th Boardwalk repairs and pond clearance at Malham Tarn
Friday 16th Georgian garden restoration at Stainforth YHA

Tue 30 April
Flowers out in Craven now: Early purple orchid Spring Wildflower walk from Giggleswick, to Lord's Wood and other nearby hidden places. Bring strong walking shoes/boots. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool Car Park Details from Judith Allinson
Thur 9 May
Planning Meeting to plan the vegetation surveys and training to carry it out. The training will be free to members prepared to report back to YDNP on the forms enclosed with this newsletter or at a more detailed level. The meeting will be led by David Tayler, Mike Canaway, and Judith Allinson
Sun 12 May
Dawn bird chorus 2001 at Ingleton Glens. Join us in 2002 DAWN chorus walk at Ingleton Glens, with John Osborne.Come and hear, and hopefully see, the spring birds in full song. All are welcome. Further details from John. Meet at the Ingleton Glens car park, grid ref. SD693733.
Sun 12 May
Sun 12th May 7 p.m. DUSK chorus walk at Ingleton Glens, with John Osborne. Meet at the Ingleton Glens car park, grid ref. SD693733.
Sun 19 May
Dawn chorus walk at Clapham Woods, with John Osborne. Meet at the YDNP centre in Clapham, grid ref. SD745692. (If you are interested in listening to birdsong with the help of an expert guide, you can hopefully make at least one of these events).
Thur 30 May
A different pasture in June 2000
Spring Wild Flower walk at Brae Pasture and beyond. Brae Pasture is a YWT Reserve at the foot of Ingleborough, near Selside. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool Car Park at 6pm or contact Judith Allinson if you wish to meet at Brae Pasture. Bring strong shoes of hiking boots.
Wed 5 June
Visit to Giggleswick Churchyard. Nigel Mussett will demonstrate why the churchyard recently won a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust award for wildlife conservation. Meet at the church entrance.
Sat 15 June
Moth evening with Terry Whitaker near Ribblehead: today is National Moth Night. Meet at the Station Inn near Ribblehead at 10pm. To arrange lifts from Settle Contact Judith Allinson
Sun 23 June
Moss Identification Workshop CLEATOPS WOOD near Settle . Meet at 9.30am at Settle Swimming Pool Car Park. Bring Waterproofs, boots, packed lunch, small plastic bags, and if you have them, a hand lens, clipboard and insect repellent. Beginners welcome Details from J Allinson
Wed 26 June
Thistle bashing at Plantlife's Winskill Stones reserve, led by Gerald Light. Meet at the reserve car park (grid ref. SD 835660) 2 km uphill from Langcliffe on the Malham road. Phone 01729 825973 for further details.
Sat 29 June
Flower walk to Cam Woodland and Pasture, east of Ribblehead, with Helen Sergeant. Meet at Horton in Ribblesdale car park, and bring packed lunch, boots and waterproofs.
Sat 6 July
Thistle bashing at Plantlife's Winskill Stones Reserve (there will still be plenty to do), with Plantlife's Reserve Manager, Joe Costley. Meet at the reserve car park (grid ref. SD 835660) 2 km uphill from Langcliffe on the Malham road. Phone 01729 825973 for further details.
20 July
Ragwort Pulling at Southerscales SD 742769. This is a YWT event led by Roger Neale. Meet at 10am in the car park next to the Hill Inn
Mon 8 July
Planning Meeting for Autumn events at Victoria Hall, Settle (in the Attermire Rook). All welcome
Wed 31 July
Cave Mouth Ferns with Mike Canaway. Meet at Settle Swimming Pool, or at the layby at the top of Buckhaw Brow (opposite the garage) at 6.45 pm Bring strong shoes or boots.
Sat 1 March 2003
Yorkshire Naturalists Union Conference at Harrogate: (at The Swallow Hotel) In 2003 the theme will be Natural History of the Yorkshire Dales


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 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 015242 41155

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
Grass Wood Work Party Days
Wednesdays 9.30am
May 22
June 12
July 17
August 21
Woodland Work SD 983 652 .

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 2002 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

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Right: John Osborne and Gerald Light led a Bird Survey Training day early this April 2002.

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