A chance to find out what everyone has been doing and seen during 2017. Bring along any photos, samples or other points of interest.
Talk by Stuart Baines
Andrew Hutchinson who has been observing Adders for a number of years has kindly agreed to take us to see the emerging spring adults.
Meet at Stape village Hall at 9am Sunday 8th April where will meet with our leader Andrew Hutchinson and then drive to locations in Cropton Forest.
Please call Rob Stark 07737 400962 if you need a lift or to arrange car pooling. There are spare seats so don’t be shy!
Andrew knows some sites that are at the road side so our less mobile members can be accommodated – please do come if you want to. A few sites are off the track but obviously people can sit out any that they feel are too much.
Andrew will be out all day and we are welcome to stay with him or members can just come for the morning if they wish. Bring packed lunch if staying all day.
Good shoes or boots advisable.
We will only cancel for heavy rain or fog. If in doubt call Rob Stark on 07737 400962 after 7.30pm Saturday or check the website.
See you then.
Talk by Graeme skinner to be followed by a field trip in late March. Date to be finalised.
There are proposals to open up the Ravenscar tunnel to cyclists and walkers. There is little information on bat usage at this site apart from winter hibernation surveys carried out over he last few years. To date a single bat was recorded in 2016 is the only positive. There is a second hand record of the tunnel having a ‘significant’ roost present but this is based on bats seen in the area and may have little to do with the tunnel. This is the first of three visits to determine if there is any use of the site by bats during the breeding season. We shall look at bats in the tunnel and, if sufficient people also look at what bats are using the surrounding area.
Meeting point will be on the road adjacent to the NT visitor centre at Ravenscar
Contact for this event is Nick Gibbons tel 07790 113025.
Meet at the barrier at the Pickering end of the Forest Drive at 10.00hrs
Meet at 10.00am in the car park above Rosedale Chimney. Bring a packed lunch.