Saturday 14th September - Wild About Wood
A celebration of all things wood for all ages is the
billing for the Wild About Wood celebration which we
will be joining at the Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle
Howard . We will meet at the Reading Room car park at
10.30am for the drive to Castle Howard, aiming to get
there by 11.30am to join in the celebrations. There
will be refreshments on hand for lunch, but you are
welcome to bring a picnic if you wish. We hope to stop
off at the tea-shop in Welburn on the way home. It
should be a really good day out for us woody folk!
Admission is £8 for adults and £6 for concessions, with
50p off online, see
www.wildaboutwood.org/What's_On.html for more
details. Call 488674 if you need a lift.
Saturday 5th October - York’s Cold War
We have a chance for some healthy exercise, good food
and insights into local modern history with a cycle ride
from Dunnington to the Cold War Bunker in Acomb. For the
cycle ride, meet in Intake Lane next to the Children’s
Play Area at 11am. We will aim to reach the Fox and
Roman on the Tadcaster Road for lunch by 12 noon, where
you are welcome to join us even if you are not cycling.
We will then leave at around 2pm to get to the York Cold
War Bunker in time for the 3pm guided tour, for which
there is a charge of £6.40 for adults and £5.80 for
concessions. The English Heritage website
provides further details and directions if you
would like to meet us there for the 3pm tour.
Wednesday 20th November - What is happening
to our bees?
Chris Spedding, will be giving us an illustrated talk on
an aspect of wildlife we often take for granted, but on
which we rely for our fruit, vegetables, trees and
flowers on their free pollination services, namely bees.
These indeed include not only honey bees, but also
bumble bees and many other kinds of wild bees. The
dangers of their decline under the impact of climate
change and changes in agricultural practices have been
highlighted in the book A World Without Bees by
Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum, so this is an issue
of concern to us all. However, there is hope, if we can
plant more bee-friendly plants in our gardens and
woodlands. Meet at 8pm in the Tower Room of
Dunnington Parish Church. Admission is free to
members, non-members £1.50.
Sunday 12th January - New Year Lunch
Brighten up the dark days of winter by joining us for
our now-traditional New Year Lunch, again this year at
the Dunnington Sports Centre, with an optional woodland
walk beforehand to refresh your appetite. Meet at 11am
outside the Children’s Play Area on Intake Lane for the
walk, or at 1.15pm for a drink before the lunch at
1.30pm at the Dunnington Sports Club. We need to book you a place
at the lunch, so please let Michael Dunn on York 489013
know by 20th December to book your
place and your
So make a note in your
diary to make your booking with Michael before you start
your Xmas shopping!
Working Parties - Conservation in Action
These will be held on the mornings of
Saturdays 7th September, 12th
October, 16th November, 7th
December and 11th January,
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.