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 invited to make a donation of £2.00 (children free) to cover CCG’s advertising and insurance costs.
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.
Items in coloured boxes (green) are not CCG events but CCG members welcome. Items in pale or medium mauve boxes are online events organised by other organisiatsion. Members of CCG are eligible to attend YNU meetings (pale yellow orange boxes).
|Event: Links go to details (if upcoming) or report (if past - so far no past events!)
|Number of people who attended
30 Dec -2 Jan
The BSBI New Year Plant Hunt - takes place in the first four days over the new year every New Year and people contribute from all over Britain.
See our results for CCG for 2022 amongst all the national results here
If you would like to go for an up-to-3 hour walk by yourself where-ever you are in the UK please do so and send results to the BSBI. The phone app works quite well now - or use the link on the computer.
We think there will be a Parish Walk again this year. Meet at Keasden Head Farm Roadside at 10.30 on on Mon 1 Jan to join the Parish Walk.
- It is a worthwhile walk , though not brilliant for flowers at this time of year. -. We recorded seven species in flower: Hazel, Bittercress, Petty Spurge, Dandelion, Field Speedwell, Annual Meadow-grass, Groundsel
Judith will probably be organising a walk in Settle on one of these days - Do contact her if interested. Or go on one yourself - tell us about one you are organising.
|Sat 13 Jan 10.30-12.30am
|Action on Climate Emergency Settle Café. St John's Church. Climate Justice: What it is, why it matters. Talk by Izzy MacIntosh – Izzie is the Climate Campaign Manager at Global Justice Now. (Global Justice Now used to be the World Development Movement)
|Sometime in Jan
|CCG Planning Meeting by Zoom. All CCG members welcome 7.30pm. Ask for details
|Wed 17 Jan 4.30pm
|Friends of the Dales: Online Talk: Access the Dales
|Wed 24 Jan 7.30pm
Bective Room,Lunesdale Hall, Bective Road, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2BG Cumbria -Learn about these very special birds of our upland rivers with this talk given by our local expert, Peter Mawby.
|Big Garden Birdwatch - National
Thur 1 Feb
Meet Settle 10.30am
Joint Craven Conservation Group "Walk for the Climate" with group from Churches Together in Settle.
Foss Gill, Calton, Airton The first of the month walk; also Friends Meeting House and Townend Farm Shop at Airton
|Tue 6 Feb
|Cumbria Wildlife Trust Winter Tree Identification Online talk £3-50
|YNU Online Talk: Tiny Worlds - with Tim Jonas
|15 Feb 7.30pm
CCG talk: By Carly Stevens: Talk on
"Limestone pavements - a secret world under threat"
at St John's Methodist Church Settle BD24 9JH
|Friends of the Dales Online Talk: Breeding Waders in the Yorkshire Dales - . by Ian Court. You have to book.
|1st of the month walk. It will be first thing in the morning: 8.30am
|YNU Zoom Chat meeting: This will be a chat session when anyone who wants to give a short 10 minute or so presentation can do so and there will be an opportunity for more informal discussions. If you have a 5-10 min presentation you would like to give please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy Millard email@example.com
|Fri 8 March 2.30pm
Swifts - A talk with exhibits by Tanya and Edmund Hoare from Sedbergh Community Swifts.- Clapham Village Hall
|Sat 9 March
|YNU Conference at York - organised jointly with CIEEM
|Thur 21 March 7.30pm
The Ingleborough Soundscape Project
Dave Melling and Rob Pheasant : Wildlife Sound Recording at Ingleborough (and some at Kingsdale) St John's Methodist Church Settle BD24 9JH
|Mon 25 March
|Yorkshire's Temperate Rainforests Walk - Lichens (and mosses) on shrubs and rocks near Ribblehead Walk. Led by Judith Allinson - 10.45 - 2pm - Meet at Ribblehead Quarry Nature Reserve (possible to come and leave by train) Please book at Wild Ingleborough
|18 April 7.30pm
|CCG talk: Shelley Rhodes on Peatlands
|Sat 11 May
|YNU Bryology Section - Halton Gill - Meet at 10:00 am in the lay-by at Halton Gill, grid reference SD88067646
YNU Vice county 64 Field Meeting: Lower Winskill Farm Settle
|Len Pasture SSSI. VC65. - YNU Botanical Section with Linda Robinson -
|Preston-under Scar, Wensleydale; SE076914 - Vice County 65 Field Meeting
|Events calendar still being updated
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 invited to make a donation of £2.00 to cover CCG’s insurance costs.
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.
|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
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
|Volunteering at Malham Tarn National Trust.
|Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group, Craven Section
|Kirkby Lonsdale Supporters Branch of Cumbria Wildlife Trust Click for events - details from 015242 41155
|Austwick Field and Local History Society. Monthly talks.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - See YWT North Yorkshire opportunities for volunteering
|Settle U3A Bird-watching Group
|Cumbria Wildlife Trust
|Settle U3A Geology Group
|Forest of Bowland Events
ACE Settle: Action on Climate Emergency have a biodiversity group that goes tree planting.
|Upper Wharfedale Field Society
|Bentham Footpath Group
|Cumbria Lichens and Bryophytes
|Ingleton Archaeology Group
|Friends of the Dales
|Settle U3A Geology Group
|Yorks Biodiversity Forum
Yorkshire Dales National Park Guided Walks and guided walks of other organisations.
Plantlife - Own the Nature Reserce: Winskill Stones.
|Bentham Environmentally Sustainable Town: BEST
|The North West Fungus Group (Includes Cumbria Lancashire, Cheshire and Clwyd)
Information on fungi
|The Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group
Rainforest-save.blogspot.com - Judith (webeditor)'s blog on raising money to save wildlife habitats and wildlife activities in Craven
North Craven Heritate Trust - Good articles in past issues.
Tony Dilger Photography - TG is a CCG member. Good photos
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:
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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