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                                           EVENTS PROGRAMME - AUTUMN 2010     

Saturday 25th September  -  Gipsey Lane Bike Ride

 A chance for some healthy exercise and fresh air on a cycle ride led by Olwyn Fonseca along Gipsey Lane and past Grimston Wood in Elvington, and on through the country back lanes to Heslington for a pub lunch in the Charles XII . Meet outside the children’s play area on Intake Lane at 11am.

 Sunday 10th October  -  Visit to Stub Wood

Roger Raimes will be showing us the little-known treasures of Stub Wood near Acaster Malbis at 2.30pm. If you would like to join us for Sunday lunch beforehand, meet at the Reading Room car park at 12.15pm for the drive to the Ship Inn beside the River Ouse in Acaster Malbis for lunch at 1pm. Otherwise meet us at the Ship Inn at 2.15pm for our visit to the nearby wood. Please let David know by Saturday 3rd October on 488674 if you would like to come to the lunch or need a lift.

 Wednesday 24th November  - The Red Kite in Yorkshire

 Local naturalist Nigel Puckrin will be giving us an illustrated talk  on “The History and Reintroduction of the Red Kite in Yorkshire”,  that should prove to be a fascinating and intriguing presentation. Meet at 8pm in the Reading Room, Church Street, Dunnington . Admission is free to members, non-members £1.50, and refreshments 50p.

Sunday 9th January - New Year Lunch


Our annual invitation for our members to join us for our New Year lunch to add some new year cheer to the mid-winter scene, and get some healthy exercise beforehand. We will be meeting for our walk in the wood at 11.30 am outside the Reading Room, or join us at Dunnington Sports Centre at 1pm for the lunch. Please let David know on 488674 by Wednesday 15th December if you would like to come to the lunch and your meal choice (see Menu here)

 Woodland Working Parties  -  Conservation in Action

These will be held on the mornings of Saturdays 18 September, 23 October, 13 November, 4 December, and 8 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.

 Ready for the New Year!  -  Hagg Wood Calendar

A keen local photographer, Steven Parker, is producing an A4-sized wall 2011 calendar containing photographs of Hagg Wood. These will be available from Steven from the end of September at his address, 34 Water lane, Dunnington, or through his website www.haggwood.co.uk or by phoning him on 489161 or on his mobile number 07747-460001

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