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Did you know? - CCG has a wonderful printed Newletter/Magazine issued twice a year.
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Membership has been held again to £8-00. By the end of last year we had had 80 paid up households as members, meaning there are well over 100 individual members.

frog head
Seen any frogs trying to cross roads areound here recently? e.g. near Rathmell or Helwith Bridge? Take care when driving. Its that time of year coming up again. Please note the grid reference and tell Melanie

 

 

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/

Judith and Doris and (Hilary P) made a walk in Ingleton on 3 Jan and recorded 25 species.

Judith made a walk in Settle on 4 Jan and recorded 33 species

BSBI 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

8 people attended incl J from Gargrave JA from Settle & AM who led it and 2 non CCG people from Langcliffe

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

30 people attended
Wed 13 Feb: 10am-12 Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group Meeting near Ilkley  

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.

 

Mon 17 Feb

Cancelled -

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

Cancelled -

The ground is already sodden, and after Storm Dennis due on Saturday and Sunday it will be even more so.

Cancelled

If you would like to be informed when a future Mosses and Lichens walk will take place please email

We hope to reschedule this event later in spring.

. FOR EVERYONE this has been Cancelled -- (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.

poster lichens and mosses

Cancelled

If you would like to be informed when a future Mosses and Lichens walk will take place please email

We hope to reschedule this event later in spring.

Cancelled -

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

Over 60 people attended David's talk. It included rainfall graphs showing how there are increasing numbers of days per year with extreme high rainfall. And that was before including data for 2020 e.g.>40mm and >60mm etc

Wed 4 March Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group visit to Skipton Woods 10am-Noon  
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

Poster for Tony Serjeant Talk

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

ynu-conf-logo

 
19 April (Near) EarthDay - Litter pick: River Ribble below Runley Bridge, Settle  
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

Sat 10 Oct: 9.am &

2pm

Yorkshire Naturalists' Union Day and Craven Conservation Group:

"Settle Nature Day"

Morning: Natural History Event:

Stalls; microworkshops (20 min sessions) . Tea and Coffee;

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 natural history 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

 
21 Oct Fungus Foray at Broadrake Farm, Ribblehead, 10.00 am to 3.30 pm.  
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.

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OTHER GROUPS

Groups in North Craven (i.e. Settle Bentham Ingleton Gargrave Malham Area) Groups adjacent to North Craven or including a wider area.
Roots - Respect Our Old Trees - Settle


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

Bank Newton Canal Meadow Helpers Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group, Craven Section

Colt Park Thursday Volunteers:
Volunteering for Natural England At Colt Park Barn - usually on Thursdays. Please contact Natural EnglandSee Ingleborough NNR Facebook and Ingleborough NNR Twitter

Kirkby Lonsdale Supporters Branch of Cumbria Wildlife Trust Click for events - details from 015242 41155
Austwick Field Society. Monthly talks.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - See YWT North Yorkshire opportunities for volunteering
Grass Wood Work Party Days - check the list just above - N Yorkshire

Settle U3A Bird Group Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Volunteering at Malham Tarn National Trust. Forest of Bowland Events
ACE Settle: Action on Climate Emergency Upper Wharfedale Field Society
Bentham Footpath Group Craven Naturalists and Scientific Society.
Ingleton Archaeology Group Friends of the Dales
Settle U3A Geology Group Yorks Biodiversity Forum

North Craven Heritage Trust



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.

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.

Plantlife - Own the Nature Reserce: Winskill Stones.

Bentham Environmentally Sustainable Town: BEST Wharfedale Field Society
Corio Raptor Care - Providing Care for Sick and Injured Birds of Prey The North West Fungus Group(Includes Cumbria Lancashire, Cheshire and Clwyd)
Information on fungi

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Weblinks you may like

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

North Craven Herigate Trust - Good articles in past issues.

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

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)

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.

Fungi Links
See also the websites of
The Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group

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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