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xx Conservation work (12 December). Calla Pond

December 09, 2017, 10:51:59 am by David Minter
Leader. Wendy English (Whitby Naturalists). Place. Access track to Calla Pond at Spital Bridge [NZ901103]. Date. 12 December 2017. Time. 10:00. Notes. The pond has been good for amphibians and dragonflies, but is infested with the invasive New Zealand pygmyweed, and is getting overgrown with reed mace. It is extremely difficult to eradicate NZ pygmyweed, but we hope to prevent it from entirely smothering the pond by annual removal. The work we did last year appears to have had some positive effect. It will be necessary to remove some undergrowth from around the pond to access the edge. We then intend to remove pygmyweed and put it in open black bags overnight to allow any creatures to escape back to the pond. Any reed mace we can extract will be left in a pile to compost near the pond. Wear wellies, and protective gloves. A hot drink is recommended.  A garden spade or fork may be useful, but tools will be available. A volunteer with a wheelbarrow is also needed for Wednesday 13th December to transport the bags of NZ pygmyweed down to the entrance, where they will be taken away by Scarborough Borough Council.
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xx Lecture (13 January). Recording local history as it happens

December 09, 2017, 10:44:28 am by David Minter
Speakers. Christiane Kroebel & Sandra Turner (Whitby Naturalists). Place. Whitby Museum, Normanby Room. Date. 13 January 2018. Time. 14.00.
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xx Workshop (20-21 January). Molecular techniques for amateur naturalists

December 09, 2017, 10:41:49 am by David Minter
Leaders. Paul Cannon & Brian Douglas (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew). Place. Whitby Museum, Normanby Room. Date. 20-21 January 2018. Notes. This is a workshop. Places are limited and advance booking is essential. To reserve a place on this workshop, contact David Minter [fungi<at>whitbynaturalists.co.uk].
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xx Lecture (20 January). Molecular techniques for amateur naturalists

December 09, 2017, 10:36:35 am by David Minter
Speakers. Paul Cannon & Brian Douglas (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew). Place. Whitby Museum, Normanby Room. Date. 20 January 2018. Time. 14.00. Notes. This is a lecture and no booking is needed.
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xx Lecture (27 January). The rocky shore

December 09, 2017, 10:33:27 am by David Minter
Speaker. Joyce Scott (Whitby Naturalists). Place. Whitby Museum, Normanby Room. Date. 27 January 2018. Time. 14.00.
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