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    Friends of Hagg Wood   

  (Dunnington, York)  

     EVENTS PROGRAMME - AUTUMN 2008

Saturday 27th September  - Cycle Ride to the Brick Pond    Meet at 2pm at the Reading Room, complete with cycle and picnic, for a cycle ride to the Brick Pond at New Earswick along cycle tracks led by Olwyn Fonseca. The fresh air and exercise is all free!

Saturday 25th October - Yorkshire Sculpture Park  Meet at the Reading Room at 10am for a day out at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where we can tour the parkland and its dramatic sculptures, and take in a pleasant lunch in the restaurant/cafeteria, or meet us at the YSP Centre near Wakefield at 11am.  Admission is free, car parking is 4 a day.  Let David know on 488674 if you need a lift.

Saturday 1st November  -  Timeline York Plus      

Meet at 2pm in the Reading Room for a meeting of Timeline York Plus, an informal association of historical and archaeological societies in the area of Greater York, that provides a forum for the exchange of news and views, and at which Stephen Moorhouse will talk about his recent historical landscape survey of Scoreby Manor House, part of the local medieval township of Scoreby, and the prehistoric round houses he has discovered in Hagg Wood. Admission free.

 

Wednesday 3rd December  -  Plants, Bugs and Beasties 

An illustrated talk on the interactions between the health of the plants around us and the insects and other small creatures in our environment, by Steve Ashby of the Plant Health Division of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Meet at the Reading Room at 8pm. Admission is free to members, non-members 1.50, and refreshments 50p.

 

Friday Afternoons - Hedgerow Survey and Walks 

Meet at 5 Church Lane, Dunnington at 2pm on each Friday afternoon whilst the leaves are on the hedgerows, to take part in the hedgerow survey of Dunnington and its surroundings, under the leadership of Barry Wright.  On Friday's 17th October and  21st November, there will be a Friday walk around Hagg Wood with local countryman Ron Bielby and Linda Maggs at 2pm, meeting at the Intake Lane entrance to Hagg Wood. Phone Linda on 489127 if  the weather looks bad. 

Woodland Working Parties - Conservation in Action    These will be held on the mornings of Saturdays 20th September, 4th October, 18th October (no brushcutters this morning), 15th November and 6th December so do put these dates in your diary. Meet at 10am at the Hagg Farm end of Intake Lane. Bring gloves if you can, and wear stout shoes or wellies. We have plenty of useful things to do in the Wood, in the bluebell area and elsewhere, so we would be very pleased if you can join us.

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