Please note that the planned beaver visit to Keldy Ponds will be postponed due to Cath going into hospital for a back operation. We hope to still carry out a bat survey that evening and will post details as soon as possible. We all wish Cath well.
Hi. As a result of a clash of meetings we will cancel this re-arranged event for 2019 and try again in 20120.
We found some interesting bat activity in the centre of the village and also had a recorder failure in Revenge Wood so we will try and get some further information on these areas. Contact Nick Gibbons on 07790 113025. niNicholas.gibbons1223@
Note we are going to try and have another go at the Mere. See calendar for details.
Please note that due to bad weather forecast this ha been postponed to Saturday 8th. Same time and venue
Thanks to everyone who came and helped check the bat boxes in the forest. The Cropton boxes had a little bit of use from some Noctules but no bats present yet. Otherwise we managed a total of 81 bats. The highlights were 7 Noctules in a box at Pexton east and the several boxes at Keldy Ponds that had clusters of Natterer’s. A few lucky people also bagged their first sighting of a UK beaver in Cropton Forest. Luckily the weather men were a little pessimistic.
It is now moving into the surveying season and there a few surveys already planned on the calendar plus the Pot luck supper at Throxenby Mere to look forward to.
Hope to see some of you at a few of these.
Please note that :-
We have added an Orchid Day to the calendar on 15th June
We may combine the Nightjar and Glow-worm nights on to the night of 25th June depending on a recce of the proposed area.
The YNU conference this year was all about the use of technology in helping to manage and record wildlife. Below are the abstracts from the various presentations if anyone is interested.
The full presentations are now available on www.ynu.org.uk/conference2019.
The bat survey dates for Hutton Buscel, Brompton, Deepdale, Low North Camp and Keldy ponds have now all been agreed and details are being posted in the calendar. Anyone interested is asked to contact Nick Gibbons on 07790 113025 or by e-mail.
There may be an additional survey which we will try and fit in near Terrington where an ice house is being repaired and there is interest in what bats are using the site. Information will be posted when we have an agreed date.
Pauline P on her regular patch.