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Last updated
22 Nov 2021

Welcome to the Autumn season and welcome back to CCG.

We have a joint speaker meeting with the YNU this Saturday 9 October

Our first regular speaker meeting is Thursday 18 November

CCG has a wonderful printed Newletter/Magazine issued twice a year.
Members receive either a printed copy or a digital copy. Not to be confused with the short annual newsletters printed here on the Web (simply an events list.)

We also have a members email discussion group
CCG-LINK@GOOGLEGROUPS.COM
which enables members to keep in touch, share pictures, share news of sighting, ask and answer quesions and hear about extra meetings organised at short notice.

CCG Calendar- Detailed

Membership has been held again to £8-00 in 2021.. People who were members in 2020 have had their membership rolled forward to 2021, because there have been very few group physical events in 2020-2021.

Picture below: CCG walk to Thorns near Ribblehead on 1 Oct 2021

 

Packhorse bridge

 

 

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 2021

 

It is likely that we will be holding several events by Zoom
including some in conjuction with the
Yorkshire Naturalists Union.

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

Members of CCG are eligible to attend YNU meetings.

 

AGM: Thur Nov 18 7.30pm. St John's Methodist Church BD24 9JH

 

Date Event and details (if upcoming) or report (if past) - Links go to written reports Number of people who attended

1 Jan

 

BSBI New Year Plant Hunt (not sure of exact dates yet - End Dec/Beginning Jan) . Contact Judith Allinson for Details for 2021

New Year Plant Hunt:Judith went on the New Year Plant Hunt by herself. BSBI website for 2021 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

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28 May

Exploring for Riverflies and other insects at Low Bentham Churchyard (plus more flowers, mosses and lichens)

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13 June e.g. Judith and Terry went to Duncome Park, Helmsley on 13 June with the YNU VC62 Field Meeting 2
15 June On 15 June seven members of CCG attended the U3A Geology Trip to the Sedgewick Trail at the Dent Fault, near Sedburgh. 7
  The Yorkshire Naturalists Union are now holding Field Meetings. Members of CCG are elligible to attend their events. See http://ynu.org.uk  
17 July
4
14 Aug

14th August 2021 - VC65 Meeting in the Howgill Fells, Cautley Holme Beck (SD6897)

VC65 Meeting in the Howgill Fells, Cautley Holme Beck (SD6897)
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  On 15 June seven members of CCG attended the U3A Geology Trip to the Sedgewick Trail at the Dent Fault, near Sedburgh. (7)
1 Oct Juint CCG / Churches Together Walk from Ribblehead to Thorns 4+1
Fungi 6 Oct

Judith writes: I was going to organise a Fungus foray on Wed 6 Oct so that we could display specimens on Sat 9 Oct.



Instead I went on a days walk with the 30 Camino to COP26 pilgrims who are walking from London/Bristol to Glasgow, but are doing the section from Slaidburn/Newton in Bowland to Bentham, via the Great Stone of Fourstones on Wednesday 6th.

I looked for fungi on the way. See report

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Sat 9 Oct: 10.am & 2pm

Yorkshire Naturalists' Union and Craven Conservation Group:
"Settle Nature Day"

 

Morning: Natural History Event:
Stalls;. Tea and Coffee;

Afternoon:
1.30pm: YNU: AGM:

2.45pm: Talk by Judith Allinson:" Malham Tarn: Vegetation, Visitors and Views." held at St John's Church, Settle, BD24 9JH. Judith was full time Botany Tutor at Malham Tarn Field Centre 1979-1987 and has taught grasses, sedges and flowers courses there most years as a visiting tutor

nature day

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14 + +YNU members)
Sun 24 Oct: 2pm - 4pm

cave in Storrs Common

Walk led by Roger Neale: History, Geology and Natural History of Storrs Common, Ingleton. Meet at the market place-centre of Ingleton. Please book - let us know you intend to come just in case plans get changed. 015242 41155. We'll be looking for the special lichen Peltigera leucophlebia and other lichens as well as geology, history and birds and natural history.

 

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Tue 1 Nov midday-3pm

Clapper Bridge

 

Joint "Walk for the Climate" walk with Churches Tegether in Settle and District. from Austwick up Crummackdale to the "Wash Dubbs" and Clapper Bridge. Meet Austwick at the bottom of Townhead Land - near the school at 12pm. The walk is about 3 miles in total. Bring strong footwear and packed lunch. The walk is BRILLIANT for different types of fern.

 

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Thu 18 Nov 7.30pm

serjeant posterCCG Talk by Tony Serjeant:

"A week in the life of a National Park Conservation Officer" - YDNP.

7.30pm: CCG AGM (10 Minutes we hope)

7.45pm: beginning of Tony Serjeant's Talk

 
1 Dec 9.50am Walk from Rathmell. - Joint event with Churches Together Walk for the Climate walk. Meet at Settle at Settle Swimming pool Car Park at 9.50am to share transport or Rathmell Car Park (on the left on the main road as you enter Rathmell from Settle) at 10am. Please contact Judith 01729 822138 for further details and to book.  
2022

2022

Advance Notice:-

Thursday January 20th 7:30pm - Kay Andrews, Limestone Lepidoptera Project Officer: “The Yorkshire Dales Limestone Lepidoptera Project”

Thursdays February 17th and March 17th : speakers to be arranged, please make a note of these dates.

 

 

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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