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                                 Events Programme - Spring 2020

Wednesday 19th February -  Insights into Bats

Claire Storey of the East Yorkshire Bat Group will be giving us an illustrated presentation on the wide range of fascinating species of bats that have found their habitat in Yorkshire and beyond, and how many we can expect to live close by. Claire’s illustrated presentation will be at 8pm in the Reading Room. Admission is free to members, non-members £1.50, and refreshments 50p.

Wednesday 25th March -  Wildlife Worldwide

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!

Saturday 18th April -  Exploring the Pocklington Canal

This is a chance for a guided Spring boat trip along the Pocklington Canal between Melbourne and Gardham Lock. Meet at Dunnington Reading Room car park at 2pm to share cars, or at the Melbourne Canal station at 2.30pm sharp. You need to book your place in advance and numbers are limited, so please let David know on as soon as possible if you would like to come. The cost will be £11 per head if all go both ways on the boat, making it a 3 hour boat trip, though with the possibility of a discount, depending in numbers, if we need to combine our time on the boat with a pleasant walk along the tow path to ensure the boat is not overloaded. If you would also like to join us for a meal afterwards at the St Vincent Arms, Sutton on Derwent, please also let David know by 3rd April.

Saturday 9th May - Cycle Ride to Beningbrough 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 Beningbrough 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 27th May - Beavers in Yorkshire, and AGM Cath Brashforth, Ecologist, Yorkshire Forest District, Forestry England will be giving us an illustrated presentation on the re-introduction of Eurasian Beavers to Yorkshire, at Cropton Forest. near Rosedale, and how they are assisting in local flood prevention and starting to raise their own offspring. Cath’s presentation will immediately follow our AGM. Meet at 8pm in the Reading Room. Admission is free to members, non-members £1.50.

Saturday 11th July -  Daubenton’s Bats in Kexby

Meet at 8.30pm at Dunnington Reading Room car park to car share or at 9pm at Kexby Bridge for an evening’s Daubenton’s bat watching with Claire Storey of the East Yorkshire Bat Group.

Woodland Working Parties Conservation in Action

These will be held on the mornings of Thursday 20th February, 19th March, 16th April, 18th June and 16th July , as well as Friday 8th May, so do put these dates in your diary. Meet at 9.45am outside the Children’s Play Area on Intake Lane. Bring gloves if you can, and wear stout shoes or wellies


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