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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 advertising and 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 2020

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

Events in grey boxes have not yet been confirmed

Members of CCG are elligible to attend YNU meetings.

1 Jan

 

BSBI New Year Plant Hunt (1-4 Jan) . Contact Judith Allinson for Details for 2020

New Year Plant Hunt: It is likely that Judith will lead a CCG walk on 1 Jan - but - you can take part in this national event on any 3 hour walk within these four days wherever you are. BSBI website for 2020 and Past CCG NYPH events: 2019 , 2018 , 2017, 2016, 2015. It is easy to send in results using an app on a mobile phone.

Ox-eye-daisy Settle-ind-Estate

https://nyph.bsbi.org/ and Settle Report
Wed 15 Jan

Mid Yorks Fungus Gp visit to Low Wood, Riddlesden. 10-12
The approach is from Riddlesden along Scott Lane to SE 060 434. Please contact the group first

 

Thur 16 Jan

7.30pm

poster for lichen talkLichen Enlightenment.
Do you.. like
Lichens?

Craven's top ten Lichens -
How to recognise them;
Where to see them
What do they do?

Come to this talk -
Learn astounding facts about these vital organisms.
Take home a simple guide for identifying lichens on Langcliffe High Road - which should help you to identify lichens at home.

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

Venue: St John's Methodist Church, Church St, Settle, BD24 9JH

 
Wed 6 Feb: 10am-12 Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group  

Possible meeting 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.  

Mon 17 Feb

Walk: Mosses and Lichens of Borrins Farm, Selside,  BD24 0HX,

. FOR EVERYONE - (including children, provided they are accompanied by adults). 10am. (We will arrange a meetup at Settle Swimming Pool at 9.30 to offer/share transport) Please contact J Allinson if you would like to come to Borrins, just in case we alter times etc. Wrap up well.

 

Thur 20 Feb: 7.30pm

Talk: "Farming Patterns in Craven -Malham Moor over the last 50 years" by David Hodgson. Members £1-00, Visitors: £3-00

Read the paper written by Deirdre Williams in 1963 here

Venue: St John's Methodist Church, Church St, Settle, BD24 9JH

David Hodgson Talk on Framing Partterns in Craven Poster

 

Thur 19 March

Tony Serjeant “A week in the life of a Wildlife Conservation Officer in the Yorkshire Dales National Park” 7.30pm. Members £1-00, Visitors: £3-00

Venue: St John's Methodist Church, Church St, Settle, BD24 9JH

 
Sat 28 March

The 2020 YNU conference is being organised in partnership with the North and East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre (NEYEDC). Venue: Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, on the theme of "Biological recording for conservation management."

£25 for members of YNU, £35 for non members. We have 1 place available as a rep of CGG if you would like to go for the £25 rate. first come first served. It includes lunch and coffee and you certainly get your money's worth of talks

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Sat 9 May

YNU Bryological Section - Moss Walk to Littondale - An excellent opportunity to go out with intermediates and experts at mosses.

Scoska Wood and Brown Scar, Littondale -Meet at 10:00 am in Arncliffe, near the Falcon Inn SD931718.

 
Wed 1 July Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group morning visit members
?? July Meadow Connection with Tom Lord. Northern Scything Festival
Wed 5 Aug . Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group Craven Section  
July/Aug: 3 days to be arranged:

Eco Explorers: For families At Lower Winskill Farm, BD24 9PZ
9.30am-1pm   includes picnic lunch- Leave at 9.30 from St John’s Methodist Church to share transport, finish at 1pm after a picnic lunch. 3 half hour workshops in the field, exploring different eco themes, finishing with a gathering session with songs & reflections, and a provided picnic lunch. 
Donation is £1 per person each day (come one day or all three) and places must be booked, either to sally@thewatersons.org Tel 01729 822311 or via www.ctisad.org.uk  Organised by Churches Together in Settle and District

See report in Craven Herald. from 2019

2 Sept Mid Yorks Fungus Group visit MYFG event not CCG - but see last year's pictures

 

 

 
22 Sept World Car Free Day

10 Oct: 10.30am &

2pm

Yorkshire Naturalists' Union Day at Settle:

Morning: Natural History Event.

Afternoon:

1.45pm: YNU: AGM:

2.30pm: Talk by Judith Allinson: Title to be confirmed: will include "Botanical highlights of Malham Tarn and area and some changes over the last 40 years." held at St John's Church, Settle, BD24 9JH

 

15 Oct

7.30pm

Craven Conservation Group Talk:

Held at St John's Church Settle BD24 9JH

 
19 Nov CCG AGM (very short) Followed by Talk on Growing a Wildlife Garden by Royanne Wilding

 

  2021

 

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 YWT North Yorkhire opportunities for volulnteering


Grass Wood Work Party Days - check the list just above - N Yrkshire Volunteering

 

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:-

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.
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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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