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                                                   Events Programme - Spring 2019

Wednesday 20th February  -  Yorkshire’s Dragonflies

 

Keith Gittens of the Yorkshire Dragonfly Group will be giving us an illustrated presentation on the wide range of beautiful and fascinating species of dragonflies that have found their habitat in Yorkshire, and the challenges that they now face. Keith’s illustrated presentation will be at 8pm in the Reading Room. Admission is free to members, non-members £1.50, and refreshments 50p.

 

Wednesday 20th March  -   A Naturalist’s Year

 

Local expert amateur naturalist Terry Weston will be giving us another of his annual wildlife photographic extravaganzas in the Reading Room at 7.30pm,  by kind invitation of the Dunnington Conservation Group. Admission is free but arrive in good time!.

 

Friday 29th March   -   Discovering How Our Waste is Recycled

 

We will meet at the Dunnington Reading Room car park at 9.30am, and then drive to the advanced Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (see https://www.veolia.co.uk/leeds/) in Leeds (LS9 ORJ) for our guided tour at 11am. Parking there is very limited so that we must share cars from Dunnington and not go individually to the site. Prior booking of a place on the trip is essential, since places are limited. You also need to be aware that there are over 100 stairs and grilled walkways within the operational plant, so a reasonable level of fitness is required to complete the tour, which is unsuitable for those with respiratory, cardiac or other mobility issues. For health and safety reasons, legs and arms must be covered for the site visit, and it is advised that ladies wear trousers rather than skirts or dresses. Participants must also follow the site rules throughout. The tour lasts for two hours, after which we will drive to the nearby Temple Newsam Tea Room at around 1.15pm for lunch or refreshments. Please e-mail David on djm02045@gmail.com if you would like to book your place on this visit.

 

Saturday 27th April  -  Cycle Ride to Beningborough Hall

 

John Eastwood will be leading us on a 32-mile round trip cycle ride from outside the Children’s Play Park on Intake Lane at 10am towards Beningborough Hall café for lunch around 12 noon. If you are fit enough to easily complete the 32-mile cycle ride and the weather is good, it should be a very enjoyable day.

 

Wednesday 29th May    Langdale Forest – a Case of Mistaken Identity, and AGM

 

Brian Walker has had over thirty years’ experience as the Wildlife Officer of the Forestry Commission in the North York Moors district. He will be giving us the benefit of this experience in his presentation on the lessons to be learnt from seeking to manage Langdale Forest in the North York Moors National Park His presentation will immediately follow our AGM. Meet at 8pm in the Reading Room. Admission is free to members, non-members £1.50, and refreshments 50p.

 

Future Events:    These may include a boat trip in September along the Pocklington Canal.

 

 

Woodland Working Parties  -  Conservation in Action

 

These will be held on the mornings of Saturdays 9th February, 30th March, 13th April, 11th May, 22nd June and 13th July ,

 so do put these dates in your diary. Meet at 10am at the wood end of Intake Lane. Bring gloves if you can, and wear stout shoes or wellies.

 

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