Take a walk around Silpho to look for plants and butterflies. Contact Nick Gibbons for details.
We will carry out a point survey across the farm where we found roost sites of Common pipistrelle and Brown long-eared bats last year. Contact Nick Gibbons 07790 113025 for details.
The May lily has always been one of the iconic species for Forge valley and we have no recent records so here is a chance to look for it and see if it is still present.
Details of the exact meeting place TBA.
A circular walk following the route laid out in Peter Robinson’s booklet starting at the small car park above near Suffield on the road to Suffieldm Ings Farm ( SE980899 ). It will be a mix of geology and botany. You will need stout shoes and a packed lunch. It is quite hilly in places and around 7km in total. Contact Nick Gibbons 07790 113025 if you are interested.
Meet at cliff top car park at the end of Sands Lane, Reighton. Bring pack up and drinks. Good boots needed. Uneven surface and path down broken in places. Finish 2pm ish. Bit of geology and botany to keep you interested.
A check on what is using the farm area and to provide some useful information for a conservation plan for the area. Contact Nick Gibbons 07790 113025 for details.
A point survey around the village of Sipho. Contact Nick Gibbons for further details on 07790 113025
There is considerable amount of work being done by SBC regarding trees and shrubs around the Mere. The Council is keen to add various bird and bat boxes. We will do a point survey of the site to determine which bats are using the area. Contact Nick Gibbons 07790 113025 if you are interested.
Merlins have been in general decline across our patch. Wilf will update us how they are getting on and maybe what the future holds.
After a walk round Deepdale this year with Brian most of us are still trying to absorb the wealth of information on how to identify some of the trees we have, particularly the numerous forest softwoods. Brian will try and reinforce our abilities to better understand this highly topical subject as we are all being encouraged to plant more trees.