Founded 1889 – Affiliated to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

Aug
4
Fri
Dean and Manor Road cemeteries bat survey 4th August 2017
Aug 4 @ 20:00 – 21:00

Louise, Colin and myself, with the help of Geoff Wilson and some other EYBG volunteers, managed to cover three points across the two cemeteries. We met Jan Cleary of the Cemetery Volunteer Group at the start and set off on something other than bats. The cemetery volunteers are keen to survey for hedgehogs and wanted some advice on where to start. In the absence of a number of trail cameras a quick lesson in the identification of hedgehog scat was the order of the day, samples being brought from the garden where we regularly have hedgehogs visiting. Scat could be looked for at any time of day by the volunteers and would give a good indication of hedgehog usage.

It was then a walk for the teams to get to the sites in the Manor Road cemetery for an 8.50pm start, leaving one team by the chapel. The bats started early with Common pipitsrelle being recorded at all three points soon after dusk at 8.55. Common pips were feeding at all three sites almost continuously during the recording sessions with a few scattered records of Soprano pipitsrelle. Three passes of Myotis bats were  recorded late in the session but could not be identified further. The ‘chapel’ team had to move a little away from the site as the security lights appeared to be deterring bats. A thought for the chapel upgrade would be better shielded lighting.

Aug
8
Tue
Seivedale @ Meet at Dalby drive forest barrier Pexton end
Aug 8 @ 18:30 – 21:30
Aug
29
Tue
9th January 2018 Annual Roundup
Aug 29 @ 12:06 – 13:06

A review of 2017.  Please bring any information or samples of interest.

Sep
19
Tue
19 Sept 2017 Summer Round Up @ The Education Centre
Sep 19 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Sep
30
Sat
Wykeham and Broadhead bat box checks
Sep 30 all-day

Meet at Hackness Village Hall car park at 10.00am. This will be a half day visit.

 

Please let Nick Gibbons know if you are coming on 01732 368502.

Oct
8
Sun
Dalby and Cropton Forest Bat box Box checks
Oct 8 all-day

Meet at the barrier at the Pickering end of the Forest Drive at 10.00am. This will be an all day visit.

 

Please let Nick Gibbons know if you are coming on 01732 368502

Oct
17
Tue
17th October 2017 The Lower Derwent by Craig Ralston of Natural England @ Education Centre
Oct 17 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Nov
14
Tue
14th November 2017 This Exploited Land @ Education Centre
Nov 14 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Dec
5
Tue
5th December 2017 AGM and Presidential Address @ Education Centre
Dec 5 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Jan
9
Tue
Round up of 2017 includes talks on Bat surveys, survey work on Harland Mount NR, Fungi and Moths!
Jan 9 @ 19:30 – 21:30

A chance to find out what everyone has been doing and seen during 2017. Bring along any photos, samples or other points of interest.