A talk by Sam Newton on one of our most declining and iconic species – water voles.
An appropriate presentation as many of these such as Common curlew and Golden plover are in serious decline at present.
This is a joint meeting with the Scarborough Birders and we will be looking at the possibility of setting up a swift box group.
A talk by Alan Rhodda and Philip Winter on moths and what we may expect in our local moth traps. Remember we have a moth trap available for members use with all the relevant books, collection pots etc.
A check on the bat boxes at Wykeham, Broadhead and Dalby. Meet at Hackness Village Hall at 10.00am. Contact Nick Gibbons for further details.
A check on the new boxes at Cropton and the boxes at Keldy Ponds. Meet at FC Cropton Cabins car park at 10.00am. Contact Nick Gibbons for further details.
We have been invited to join YDG and Ryenats for a dragonfly walk round Wykeham Lakes.
Meeet at 10am – Grid Ref SE987823. Enter the lakes complex and drive down towards the waterpark. Parking just on the right at the southern end of a large fishing lake just before the entrance to the waterpark.
A chance to hear how our latest introduction to the Pickering area is getting on and why it all happened. We hope to plan some field visits to the site later in the year to see how these animals are changing the habitat.
This is a chance to vist the site with Cath Bashforth of FC and see what our beavers have been up to and understand what the project is all about. Numbers will be limited to 12. Please contact Nick Gibbons if you want to attend. It is likely that we will have to develop a system for prioritising as I suspect it will be over subscribed.