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Big Butterfly Count – August Project

As with the Dragonfly survey we’re joining in with another organisation for our August project.  Butterfly Conservation are running the The Big Butterfly count from 14th July to 6th August. Simply count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright (preferably sunny) weather on any of these dates. This time of year has been chosen because most […]

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Dragonfly Survey at Watergrove

The threat of rain and an overcast sky didn’t deter us from checking out the dragonflies and damselflies at Watergrove reservoir. The Green Volunteer event, led by Jim Taylor,  attracted nine people and we managed to see at least  four species of damselfly and one dragonfly.

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National Dragonfly Challenge

Our July project will link with the British Dragonfly Society. They are running a National Dragonfly Challenge and want as many people as possible to join in. All you have to do is pick one day during Dragonfly Week (15th-23rd July) and get out and about to count the dragonflies you see at your garden pond, local river […]

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Moth morning – 17 June

A small group of 7 people attended the moth morning on Saturday 17th but what we lacked in numbers we made up in enthusiasm. 29 different species were found at Pat and Maggie’s place with the highlight probably being the Eyed Hawk moth. Other favourites were the White ermine moth and Peppered moths with their […]

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The Big Bluebell Watch – The Results

The Woodland Trust has released the resuts of the Big Bluebell watch. They collected 48,200 bluebell records across the UK. They found that:- Native bluebells are going strong. 80% of the bluebells recorded were native. South Yorkshire, Kent and Hampshire recorded the most. Spanish bluebell hotspots were as expected. Spanish bluebells were mainly recorded in developed […]

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Pocklington Canal Coach Trip, 13 May 2017

We left a cold wet Rochdale with a forecast for better weather in East Yorkshire where we headed for a place that was new to everyone but the leaders. the Pocklington Canal, and it did not disappoint. Built over three years to connect Pocklington to Hull via the river Derwent, and completed in 1818, the […]

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Hollingworth Lake Events for May to August

Nature Ed and Hollingworth Lake have lots on offer over the Summer months. Take your kids or grandchildren to the Tree-tastic session or have a go at pond dipping.  Or maybe you’d like to take a Bat walk or join one of their Heritage trails around the borough?

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Lunt Meadow Car Trip – 22 April

On what turned out to be a glorious sunny day we visited Lunt Meadows near Crosby. The reserve is fairly new and still being developed but we saw and heard, Sedge and Reed Warblers, Blackcap, Whitethroat, plus a host of waders and later in the day two Mediterranean Gulls were seen. Add to this some […]

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Brimham Rocks to Pately Bridge – 8th April 2017

Warm spring sunshine greeted 34 members of the Field Nats as we arrived at Brimham Rocks in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire. The Brimham Rocks site, a SSSI owned and managed by the National Trust, displays amazing rock formations of millstone grit that have been sandblasted by fierce winds over […]

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The Big Bluebell Watch

Help the Woodland Trust and be part of their most accurate bluebell survey ever. Your records will help to monitor the status of the UK’s bluebells over time and will help to secure the future of native bluebells and their woodland home. From beautiful ancient woods to your back garden, look out for bluebells and […]

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