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              Events Programme - Autumn 2015 

Saturday 5th September -  Cycle Ride to Fangfoss

Another chance for some healthy exercise, good food and insights into countryside history with a cycle ride from Dunnington to the village of Fangfoss on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. For the cycle ride, meet in Intake Lane next to the Children’s Play Area at 10.30am. We will aim to reach the Carpenters Arms country pub in Fangfoss by 12 noon for lunch, where you are welcome to join us even if you are not cycling. We will then have a good look around the exhibits and practical demonstrations for the Celebration of Traditional Crafts and the Fangfoss Festival of Practical Arts which is on that day.(see https://www.facebook.com/Fangfest ) before   cycling back to Dunnington and stopping off for tea at the Balloon Tree or elsewhere in Stamford Bridge on the way back. If you let Olwyn know on York 489623 you are coming, we can hopefully reserve you a lunch place at the pub on this Festival day.

Friday 2nd October -  Fungal Foray

The mists of Autumnal fruitfulness tend to encourage a wide variety of interesting fungi amongst the undergrowth of the wood. This is a chance to explore what has been growing in Hagg Wood itself in recent days, with guidance from Michael Greaves, a leading member and recorder of the Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group, who has previously taken us on a very enjoyable fungal foray around York Cemetery. Meet at 5pm at the Intake Lane entrance to the wood, and wear suitable footwear and clothes for an exploration in the undergrowth.

Wednesday 14th October  -  An English Village

Local ornithologist, Barry Bishop, will be giving us a lavishly illustrated talk on the birds, mammals and wild flowers to be found in an English village, that rumour has it is not a million miles from Dunnington (but does not begin with D). Barry is Chairman of York RSPB and has displayed both his photographic skills and his detailed knowledge of local birdlife on a previous presentation to us, so it should be well worth coming! Barry also has an extensive website on http://barryjohnbishop.blogspot.co.uk/ where he posts his sightings of the rich variety of birdlife he encounters on his many visits to RSPB reserves. Meet at 8pm in Dunnington Reading Room. Admission is free to members, non-members £1.50.

Sunday 10th 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 Sports Centre. We need to book you a place at the lunch, so please let  Michael  know on York 489013 or on mdunn48h@gmail.com   by 21st December to book your place and your menu choice. So make a note in your diary to book with Michael. before you start your Xmas shopping!

Woodland Working Parties -  Conservation in Action

These will be held on the mornings of Saturdays 26th September, 17th October, 21st November, 5th  December, and 9th January 2016, 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.

 

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