The AGM will be followed by a talk by Ed Snell on the Pine marten project in Yorkshire. This is a rearranged talk after Ed’s postponement due to illness.
A chance to find out what has been going on in 2019 and to see what our recorders have ben up to. Members are requested to bring any information/sightings for 2019 and any exhibits for discussion.
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 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.
A chance to learn about a group of insects which we all see around but seem to know so little about.
Peter has published a number of books and papers on this topic. It will be a chance to get to grips with how our area has developed geologically and increase our understanding of why our plants and animals are distributed in the way they are.