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CRAVEN CONSERVATION GROUP
2019

*** This webpage is still being updated to incude even more events for 2019 ***

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Malham Tarn Field Centre

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Plantlife
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Last updated
4 Jan
2019

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Did you know? -
CCG has a wonderful printed Newletter/Magazine issued 2 times a year.
If you are a member you can receive a printed copy or a digital copy. (Not to be confused with the short annual newsletters printed here on the Web which are simply an events list.)

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CCG Calendar- Detailed
CCG and YNU calendar as Google Calendar

Membership has been held again to £8-00. In 2018 we had 85 paid up households as members, meaning we have well over 100 individual members.

 

Chicken of the woods

Chicken of the woods. Four CCG members attended the Mid Yorkshire FUngus foray at Austwick Hall on 5 Sept 2018

Westhouse Breccia Stream

CCG at Permian Brockram breccia stream near Westhouse in August 2018

 


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 2019

***** This webpage is still being updated to incude even more events for 2019 *****

(Note there is also a Google Calendar lower down, but it also needs updating..)

Items in coloured boxes (green yellow or grey) are not CCG events but CCG members generally welcome.

Members of CCG are elligible to attend YNU meetings.

1 Jan

BSBI New Year Plant Hunt.

Ox-eye-daisy Settle-ind-Estate

Members contributed at Settle, Gargarave, Ingleton (and Ripon). 29 species seen at Settle. See https://nyph.bsbi.org/ and Settle Report
Sat 19 Jan

Event organised by Friends of the Dales: Inspirational Water : Walk to see Hellifield Flashes.

Meet 10:30 am at Hellifield Institute, 1 Main Rd, Hellifield, BD23 4HT - open for coffee morning (& toilets) prior to walk

A morning walk (c2 miles) led by Marion Temple exploring Hellifield village and the Flashes – natural ephemeral ponds offering a haven for birds. This open space is at risk from a proposed complex of holiday chalets to which many, including Friends of the Dales, are opposed. Local campaigners from Save our Craven Countryside will join us. Bring binoculars/camera. Wellingtons or boots/gaiters advisable. Regret no dogs except RAD.

After a break for lunch (pub/cafe) immerse yourself in Streams of Wonder – a beautiful slow-paced film by The Moonbeam Collective. (Small charge for non Friends of the Dales members for the afternoon)

 
Thur 24 Jan

Postr for Osprey Talk
Paul Waterhouse
Cumbria Wildlife Trust: Foulshaw Moss and the Ospreys.

At St John's Methodist Church, Church Street, Settle. BD24 9JH

(You can park in the car park beside the petrol garage, walk under the viaduct, ignore the first road on the left, continue straight ahead to the red brick bungalow on the left, turn left and you will see it.),


Entrance £3 for non-members and £1 for members. All welcome.

 

Wed Jan/Feb
19.00

 

Meal Out - This will only happen this winter / spring if someone organises it - open to offers. One suggestion is the Gamecock, at Austwick.  
Feb Natural Sciences Forum of YNU - St Chads, Leeds, 10.30-12.30

Date to be confirmed. Sometime between Feb and April 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.

Sometime in February Introductory Practical Indoor Session near Settle using "Poland and Clement- A Vegetative Key to the British Flora" led by Judith Allinson - Contact Webeditor for details and time. With Cheese and Biscuits. If there is demand, more sessions may be held in a following week.
Sometime in Spring Introductory Moss Sessions - Sharing Keying out together.- Details to follow
Date to be decided

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

Bank Newton Meadow Work Party: from 10.00 am onwards. Please contact Melanie Fryer .-to say you are going and to ask fo directions.

Thur 21 Feb

Diane Rollin, C&RT, Daubenton Bats on our Waterways.

At St John's Methodist Church, Church Street, Settle. BD24 9JH (You can park in the car park beside the petrol garage, walk under the viaduct, ignore the first road on the left, continue straight ahead to the red brick bungalow on the left, turn left and you will see it.),
Entrance £3 for non-members and £1 for members. All welcome.

Thur 21 Mar

Bob Cartwright from Westmoreland Red Squirrel Conservation.  Red Squirrel Conservation – how can you help?

At St John's Methodist Church, Church Street, Settle. BD24 9JH (You can park in the car park beside the petrol garage, walk under the viaduct, ignore the first road on the left, continue straight ahead to the red brick bungalow on the left, turn left and you will see it.),
Entrance £3 for non-members and £1 for members. All welcome.

Sat 6 April

The next YNU conference is being organised in partnership with the North and East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre (NEYEDC).  The conference will take place on Saturday 6th April 2019 in the Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, on the topic of new tools and technology for biological recording and conservation.

 

April - July

 

"Wildlife Tracking" Introduction to Wildlife Tracking Skills led by Lea Eyre, has now been postponed till summer; We hope to visit Whitbarrow Scar in Cumbria

More events to come....

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 2019 - still begin written

(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

Please first contact: For more detail of working party activities, contact:

Gordon Jackson gordon39@btinternet.com 01756 796967

 

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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