See calendar for details
Hi We have rearranged the bat box check for 2nd Oct due to bad weather. Meet at 10.00am at Keldy Ponds GR SE77639083. Please let Nick Gibbons know if you are available. We will do Cropton Cabins as well if time allows.
Please note that this is a new event added. See calendar for details
Please note that the planned beaver visit to Keldy Ponds will be postponed due to Cath going into hospital for a back operation. We will still carry out a bat survey that evening – see events for details. 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.
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.