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Bank Newton

Above: CCG Bank Newton Meadow Project on 4 Feb 2017
Next Work Party: 31 March (See lower down in EVENTS list)

Below: CCG/YNU Freshwater Day last year at Ribblehead Quarry in 2016

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Outdoor events:

Those attending the outdoor events should be appropriately dressed (spare clothes, waterproofs, walking boots, sun-hats, sun-block etc.). Bring food and a drink. Contact the event leader in advance, to see if dogs are permitted. Non-members will be asked to make a donation of £2.00 to cover CCG’s insurance costs.
SAFETY NOTE
Event leaders have the discretion not to accept participants who are not suitably equipped or whom they consider unable to participate safely. Although all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure safety, participants join in at their own risk.

 

EVENTS CALENDAR 2017 (up to June..the Summer and Autumn events still need to be entered)

(Note there is also a Google Calendar lower down)

Wed 18 Jan
19.00

 

Curry Night at the Rushee Restaurant, Settle
It’s bargain curry evening, bring a bottle and a friend. Please confirm with Pat Higginson by evening of Friday 8 Jan on 01524 251083 (any later replies by email only please by Tuesday 12 Jan to ghigginson@austwick.org).

Mon 30 Jan
19.30

Bones in Caves
Illustrated presentation by Tom Lord. At Townhead Court (across the road from Townhead Surgery) in Settle, entrance £3 for non-members and £1 for members. All welcome

4 Feb

Bank Newton Meadow Project: This is a project which CCG supports.

The first work party at Bank Newton meadow will be on Saturday morning 4th Feb, 10.00 am for a couple of hours.  The work will be digging out some young trees and blackthorn that are all going to new homes.  I am also having a burn up (some young Ash) and there will be some general clearing to do. Please bring spades, loppers and saws. Parking is limited so please car share. The postcode is BD23 3NT.  If you can't make this one the next will be planting seeds and plugs in late Spring.

Please contact Melanie Fryer .

Sat 25 Feb 10:00 – 15:00

Practical Conservation at Cleatop Park Wood Local Nature Reserve
Join us for the day at this local nature reserve. No previous experience needed. We will provide tools and work gloves. The practical work will be light and suitable for a wide range of fitness. Meet at 10.00 at Greenfoot Car Park for a half hour walk from Settle to Cleatop Park Wood. We will be back to Settle for 15.00. The event is run by Craven Conservation Group in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. If you would like further details please contact Dom on 01729 822403 or even better email to dominick@env.leeds.ac.uk.

Mon 27 Feb
19.30

RSPB Investigations: 'From the camo to the courtroom'
An illustrated talk by Howard Jones, RSPB Wildlife Crimes Officer. Howard works for the RSPB Investigations Team in Northern England and raises awareness of wildlife crime and its impacts by highlighting the work of the Investigations Team in tackling issues such as bird of prey persecution in areas such as Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales. Townhead Court (across the road from Townhead Surgery) in Settle, entrance £3 for nonmembers and £1 for members. All welcome. -

4 March:

Bank Newton Meadow Project: - Conservation work postponed till fri 31 March due to waterlogging of soil

Th 16 Mar

7.30pm

Talk on Gisburn Forest, Past Present and Future by Martin Colledge-Tosside village hall (map) Organised by Friends of Bowland

Thurs 23 March 19.30

Planning Meeting (Note change of date - it was 2 March in our printed Newsletter)
All members are welcome to come along to the Meeting Room at the Friends Meeting House, Settle .

Mon 27 Mar 19.30

Moth Trapping for ‘River Flies’ An illustrated talk by YNU Yorkshire County Recorder, Sharon Flint. A talk for moth recorders, angler’s and anyone interested in Mayflies, Stoneflies and Caddisflies. Want to know what’s lurking in your moth trap apart from the moths? Want to know your Speckled Peter from your Caperer, your Blue-winged Olive from your Yellow Sally? Then this is for you! Townhead Court (across the road from Townhead Surgery) in Settle, entrance £3 for non-members and £1 for members. All welcome. .

Fri 31 March

10am

Bank Newton Meadow Project: This is a project which CCG supports.

10am for 2 hours: Bank Newton meadow project work party. This
is a project which CCG supports. SD91215320 The work will be: Raking dead
grass; digging out some young trees that are all going to new homes and
blackthorn. and there will be some general clearing to do. Please bring
rakes, spades, loppers and saws. Parking at SD91335328 is limited so please
car share. The postcode is BD23 3NT. Please contact Melanie Fryer
CCG Members welcome at this event. rubyanne577@gmail.com

Please contact Melanie Fryer

Sat 8 April
10.00

YNU Conference at York:- On Local Nat History Societies. It is important that several/many people go from CCG. Please contact Judith, Sharon and Melanie if you are interested. We would like to take a display about what we are doing.

Th 27 April and Sat 29 Apr There will be two work parties at Bank Newton Meadow- starting at 10.00 am for a couple of hours. We need to get a good amount of seed sown so please bring a rake. These will be the last work parties before September. Please contact Melanie Fryer before coming.
   

Sat 6 May
10.00

YNU Bryophyte Event - Arkengarthdale


Sat 13 May

Saturday 13th May 10:30am.

Join Sharon & Peter Flint to explore the trails in Gisburn Forest, visiting Bottoms Beck and some nearby marshy areas to examine aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. There should also be good botanical interest. Meet at the Stocks Reservoir car park at the foot of School Lane (SD7320356517) at 10:30am. This is a pay and display car park with a charge of £3.00 for All Day Parking. Please dress appropriately and stay as long as you wish (bring a packed lunch or alternatively there is a café at the nearby Gisburn Hub).

Sat 20 May
10.30

Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union - VC 64 Meeting near Fewston - All CCG mmembers welcome as an affiliated society of the YNU. At YNU meeting there are usually some quite expert naturalists in a range of topics - Arrive at the meeting in good time and try(?) and find the leader and then decide what topic you woud like to investigate and stay with that (relative) expert or group of people.

I expect there will be a group going from Settle so do contact Judith for details

Sat 27 May
10.00

 

Springtime in the Taham Fells (near Bentham)
Join David Fisher for a 5-mile circular walk around the Tatham Fells, south of High Bentham. The ground will be rough, involve gradients but at an easy pace so that any botanists have time for some recording along the way. Please dress appropriately and bring a packed lunch. Meet at Lairgill car park in High Bentham (SD670693, LA2 7JZ) to share cars to start point at Whitray. Contact David on 01524 261449 to confirm.

 

Wed 31 May Botanical Recording. - See CCG hard copy newsletter. Near Cautley in Howgills
Wed 14 June Botanical Recording. - See CCG hard copy newsletter. Howgills

Thurs 1 June
10:00 - 16:00

Twistleton Scar Geology Walk from Broadrake, Chapel-le-Dale
Join Mark Farrington on a 5-mile guided walk from Broadrake to Twistleton Scar, via Ellerbeck and back. We will be taking a 340 million year journey through time, walking through warm, shallow tropical seas to the ‘criminally cold’ of the Ice Ages. If visibility is poor, we will do a lower level walk via the Old Hill Inn and Ribblehead. Bring a packed lunch, wear stout footwear and warm, waterproof clothing as necessary. Finish the day with tea and homemade cakes at Broadrake. Park at Broadrake SD740792 (LA6 3AX)
BOOKING ESSENTIAL (max 20 places) by phoning Rachel Benson on 015242 41357 or email info@broadrake.co.uk. All welcome – Cost £12 Adult, £3 Child, £25 Family ticket..

Sat 10 June
10:30

YNU VC65 Meeting - Freeholders & St. John’s Wood, Aysgarth
Meet at the YDNP Centre car park (SE010887). Moth trapping will be arranged on the preceding night (contact Terry Whitaker t.whitaker1@btinternet.com Tel: 015242 62269). All CCG members welcome as an affiliated society of the YNU.

Thurs 15 June
10:30

YNU Entomological Section - Ingleborough, Colt Park & Ribblehead Area
See Thurs 25 May event for details.

Mon 19 June 18.30

Plant survey along the Old Railway embankment; Ingleton Help Roger and Liz Neale survey the botanically rich old railway embankment at Ingleton. Easy walking (just one stile to negotiate). Meet at Ingleton Community Centre car park (SD693730; LA6 3HG). Refreshments after at Higher Westhouse. BOOKING ESSENTIAL by phoning Roger & Liz on 01524 241155.

Thur 29 June 18:30 Wild Flowers at Borrins Farm Join Helen Sergeant to explore the wild flowers of this lovely site. Approaching on the B6479 from the south: pass through the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, then after about 1.5 miles, a track leads off on the left over a cattle grid. Follow it up the hill and then keep round to the right for a third of a mile to reach Borrins at SD784748 (BD24 0HX).
Sat 1 July 10:00

Wild Walk by the Canal
Join Melanie Fryer for a botanical survey along this lovely stretch of the Leeds & Liverpool canal. A circular route with a stony lane on the way back; mostly flat, total distance about 3 miles with a further length to survey if time permits. Cafe and pub in the village on return. Meet in East Marton on A59, parking alongside the village green (SD908508, BD23 3LP).

Wed 5 July

10:30

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Taythes Gill – VC65 Botanical Recording See printed magazine

Thurs 13 July
10:30

YNU Entomological Section - Ingleborough, Colt Park & Ribblehead Area
See Thurs 25 May event for details.

30 July
12.00-16.00

 

CANC- ELLED

CANCELLED - DUE TO BAD WEATHER FORECAST

Magnificent Meadows & Insect Day - visit an upland hay meadow undergoing restoration and help identify the insects: - Broadrake, Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleton, LA6 3AX - SD 740 792 - Easy walk from Ribblehead or Chapel-le-Dale to Broadrake – approx. 2 miles either way..Walk distance e.g. 5 miles/8km < 1 mile once on site
tel: 015242 41357 - Email: info@broadrake.co.uk - www.broadrake.co.uk /

Magnificent Meadows and Insect Day at Broadrake, Chapel-le-Dale
Visit an upland hay meadow undergoing restoration and help identify the insects. Broadrake will welcome passing walkers on the local bridleway to take a short loop around the site and see how many wildflowers, bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies and other insects you can identify. There is also a wildlife pond, young native trees and limestone outcrops which are a good picnic spot. Further information available from Rachel Benson on 015242 41357 or email info@broadrake.co.uk. Parking is available at Broadrake at SD740792, otherwise it's a pleasant walk of about 2 miles from parking at either Ribblehead or Chapel-le-Dale. Drop-in event for those on foot, bike or horse. All welcome (children must be accompanied by adult; dogs on leads).

 

Sun 6 Aug

10:30

An Exploration of Kingsdale Rocks and their Wildlife
Join Roger and Liz Neale for an introduction to the relationship between the rocks, landscape and wildlife in KIngsdale. Meet at Higher Westhouse (SD678742) for coffee, introduction and car-sharing. Bring a packed lunch, discover the area’s rich fern flora and enjoy a cup of tea after. BOOKING ESSENTIAL by phoning Roger & Liz on 01524 241155. Limited places so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Sat 12 Aug 10:30

Rawthey Ramble – VC65 Botanical Recording Park at the car park near SD71229789 100m before Rawthey Bridge (if you can’t see the bridge you have not gone far enough as confusingly there is another car park beforehand). Commencing near Rawthey Bridge, we will explore shake holes and swallow holes on the northern part of Bluecaster before visiting some fine riverside habitat. Distance, 4km; difficulty, moderate.

Sat 12 Aug
10:00

YNU Botanical Event
Excursion to Leeds & Liverpool Canal (VC64). Meet in the car park off Canal Road, Kirkstall, Leeds at SE27653404. Joint meeting with the Bradford Botany Group.  All CCG members welcome as an affiliated society of the YNU.

Sat 19 Aug Freshwater Life of Malham Tarn Join Sharon and Peter Flint exploring the Fen boardwalk and the shoreline of Malham Tarn looking at still and running water life. Meet at the Water Sinks car park at the southern end of the tarn (SD894658)
Wed 6 Sept: 18:30

Heath Snail Hunt at Lower Winskill Join Tom Lord to search for the Heath Snail Helicella italia. Meet at Lower Winskill. Limited number of places, PLEASE BOOK with Tony Moverley, preferably by email tony.moverley@gmail.com or on 01729 825464.

Thur 7 Sept: 19:30 Planning Meeting All members are welcome at the Meeting Room at the Friends Meeting House, Settle.
Thur 19 Oct: 19.30 Planning Meeting All members are welcome at the Meeting Room at the Friends Meeting House, Settle.
Mon 23 Oct: 19:30 Managing our Waterways in the North & Ecological Challenges: Illustrated presentation by Jonathan Hart-Woods, Environment Manager with the Canal & River Trust. He will discuss some of the current issues arising from invasive plant and animal species, fish passage, pollution and water quality. At Townhead Court (across the road from Townhead Surgery) in Settle, entrance £3 for non-members and £1 for members. All welcome.

More events of outside organisations of interest to members

Wed 16 Aug
09:00 – 12:00

Magical Moths at Ingleborough
Join Chloe Lumsden and discover the magical world of moths, followed by breakfast with local moth experts at Ingleborough NNR, near Ribblehead. BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 015242 42021 or chloe.lumsden@naturalengland.org.uk .

Thurs 24 Aug
10:00 - 16:00

Twistleton Scar Geology Walk from Broadrake, Chapel-le-Dale
See Thurs 1 June event for details.

Sat 9 Sept
11:00

YNU Conchological & Freshwater Ecology Event
Excursion to Dentdale (VC65) SD74208648. If attending, contact Adrian Norris (0113 2745244) adrianxnorris@aol.com for conchology, or Sharon Flint (01524 261801) flintsentomologists@btinternet.com for freshwater ecology. All CCG members most welcome as an affiliated society of the YNU.

Sat 14 Oct
10:00

YNU Bryophyte Event
Excursion to Skipwith Common (VC61). Meet at in the car park on King Rudding Lane (SE644373). All CCG members welcome as an affiliated society of the YNU.

 

 

Those attending the outdoor events should be appropriately dressed (spare clothes, waterproofs, walking boots, sun-hats, sun-block etc.). Bring food and a drink.
Contact the event leader in advance, to see if dogs are permitted.
Non-members will be asked to make a donation of £2.00 to cover CCG’s insurance costs.

SAFETY NOTE

Event leaders have the discretion not to accept participants who are not suitably equipped or whom they consider unable to participate safely.
Although all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure safety, participants join in at their own risk.

CRAVEN CONSERVATION GROUP EVENTS         Google Calendar - Events Jan-Dec 2017

(CCG Blue....... YNU Brown)

 

The Craven Conservation Group Google Calendar is a public calendar. If you already have a Google calendar you can add single events to the whole calendar to your Google calendar automatically. For single events - click on the event and then click the Copy to my calendar button on the bottom right of the balloon. For the whole calendar just click the + Google calendar button on the bottom right


EVENTS OF OTHER GROUPS

Kirkby Lonsdale Supporters Branch of Cumbria Wildlife Trust Click for events - details from 015242 41155

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Yorkshire Naturalists Union (YNU)

Now you can find out about events run by the Yorkshire Naturalists Union (YNU) at their website and by some of the forty or so other natural history societies throughout Yorkshire which are affiliated to the YNU

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Natural England

Conservation working parties in Craven Conservation Group local area:

 

Volunteering for Natural England At Colt Park Barn - usually on Thursdays. Please contact Natural England

See Ingleborough NNR Facebook and Ingleborough NNR Twitter


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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

See Volvox Calendar for details of work at Salt Lake, Southerscales, and and other YWT Reserves

Grass Wood Work Party Days
(This is info 2017)

Work parties at Grass Wood (grid ref. SD 985652) Meet at the reserve car park.  Bring gloves and a flask of coffee. We will be doing general maintenance jobs. 
Meet at 9.30am

2016:

Wednesday 21st December Meet at 9.30am, meeting point will be indicated by a ‘Working Party Notice’

New Volunteers welcome. Please first contact:
For more detail of working party activities, contact:

Gordon Jackson gordon39@btinternet.com 01756 796967

Reserve Management Saturday 7th January Wednesday 11th January Wednesday 25th January Saturday4th February Wednesday 8th February Saturday18th February Wednesday 22nd February Saturday 4th March Wednesday 8th March Saturday18th March Wednesday 22nd March Meet at 9.30am, meeting point will be indicated by a ‘Working Party Notice’

The YWT Grass Wood Management committee is also looking to add a few names to the list of volunteers who warden the wood during summer weekends. If you are interested, please contact Gprdon Jackson

For all the dates shown please meet at 09.30 at the Quarry Car Park off Grass Wood Lane (NGR 985652), unless directed otherwise.

The instructions below were given several years ago and may or may not still be relevant:-

(Get more details from Gordon)

The location of the work site will be shown on the reverse side of the YWT notice board for those that arrive later in the day.

Regular volunteers are reminded to bring the tools with which they were issued. A limited range of tools can be loaned to irregulars. Robust working clothes, and lunch for a full day (weather permitting), are also required.

The exact nature of the work will depend on conditions, the number of volunteers present, and the results of contractor's activities. More than one working party may be formed on the day, depending upon priorities and opportunities.

All volunteers are asked to be mindful of health and safety issues and our collective responsibility to each other when working. Do not hesitate to ask questions if there are aspects of our work that you would like explained further or that concern you.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park Guided Walks and guided walks of other organisations.
Guided Walks in the the Yorkshire Dales, on various natural history topics. Run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Although aimed primarily for tourists, These are very good value for money for locals too. and we don't have to travel far to get to the walks.
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Natural History and other courses at Malham Tarn Field Centre.(e.g. Grasses, algae, mosses, moths, and many others).
Malham is 7 miles from Settle. It is usually possible to attend these courses as a day student. Highly Recommended as a holiday. Also see Grasses courses led by J.A. Also Courses at Kindrogan Field Centre in Scotland
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Plantlife
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Fungi Links
See also the websites of
The Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group
The North West Fungus Group (Includes Cumbria Lancashire, Cheshire and Clwyd)
Information on fungi
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Weblinks you may like

Weblinks you may like

Bradford Botany Group

Rainforest-save.blogspot.com - Judith (webeditors) blog on raising money to save wildlife habitats

North Craven Herigate Trust - Good articles in past issues.

North Craven Historical Research Group - Giggleswick Scar Project

Tony Dilger Photography - TG is a CCG member. Good photos

Conservation and church

Craven Speakers Club, Skipton -

English names of mosses

Friends of Dales Rail

Identifying molluscs- easy online key to garden slugs and snails

Yorkshire Dales National Park Biodiversity Action Plan

Craven District Council Local Biodiversity Action Plan (outside YDNP)

Corio Raptor Care - Providing Care for Sick and Injured Birds of Prey

Harlequin ladybird survey - News- A new ladybird has arrived in Britain . But not just any ladybird: this is the harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis , the most invasive ladybird on Earth.- Look out for sightings in Craven as it comes north.

 

Sites that link to us:

Horon-in-Ribblesdale Parish website

Wharfedale Naturalists

YNU






Terry Whitaker would like to receive butterfly and moth records for this part of Yorkshire VC64 and VC65. Non members are very welcome to contribute results too. See the Yorkshire butterfly distribution map that the records contribute to.

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