Anyone with any news/sightings etc please send in for the August edition. Hopefully we will be able to meet again sometime face to face! jULY 2020 newsletter
Attached is the first of our newsletters we are publishing while activities are restricted.
We have taken a decision to try and get some of the Society’s activities restarted where possible within the current virus restrictions.
We have an outing planned for Fen Bog on July 12th in the calendar and we are going to go ahead with this. At present we are restricted to groups of 6 people keeping social distancing. To enable us to organise the event in a suitable manner we are insisting people book. If more than 6 people are interested we have the possibility of running the trip as two or more small groups. This was advertised as an all day event but, if people wish, we may move on to an alternate site depending on weather conditions and what is about so please bring a packed lunch etc..
Please contact me at email@example.com if you are interested. Based on the response we will let people know how we will organise the event and will send out more detailed instructions to participants.
Look forward to getting things moving again at last.
I have spoken to Fiona re her wildlife project and she has sent a brief resume of what it is about. Can anyone interested or who could help please contact her – details are at bottom of brief. Thanks
I am making a short film that responds to our current and historical understanding and study of garden species, with special interest in the diverse lifeworlds of bees and other pollinators in Scarborough. It will discuss the existential threats to insects in the context of the human experience of Coronavirus. The visuals will bring together film of bees and pollinators in my own garden and local patch down in Kent, with archival footage of Scarborough’s South Cliff Gardens, plus where possible, photos and audio recordings from Scarborough naturalists with an interest in bees. The project is commissioned by Invisible Dust and Scarborough Cliff Gardens.
I would be very interested in learning more about your study of bees and other pollinators in Scarborough – including how biodiversity has changed, the threats that you have seen emerge, and also the changes in the way naturalists study insects (and their plant relations) – from the Victorian passion for collecting and preserving specimens, dissection and description, to current methods perhaps using more photography and video, macro lenses, identification apps on smartphones, DNA etc?
Fiona MacDonald : Feral Practice
As a result of the ongoing situation it is clear that our events will not be able to take place safely and within the likely restrictions. We are therefore cancelling all events until further notice. Hopefully things will return to a more normal situation later in the year and we will post any changes here and on Facebook. Hope to see you all later in the year. Keep safe.
Please note that due to the current situation all events for April are cancelled. This will include the bat box check for May 2nd.
There are a number of YNU events that members may be interested in in 2020:-
16th May Flamborough Meet car park at TA230695 at 10.30
13th June Duncombe Park Meet SE612835 at 10.30
18th July Askham Bog Meet at car park on A1036 SE575479 at 10.30
26th Sept Jugger Howe for Bryology Meet at Helwath Bridge SE954995
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.