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Events / Plants and butterflies. Yatts. Sunday 9 June.
« Last post by David Minter on March 16, 2019, 01:55:00 pm »
Leaders. Wendy English & Graham Featherstone. Location. Yatts. Meet Ruddings Road [SE813886]. Date. 9 June 2019. Time. 11.00. Notes. A return to this flower-rich valley to catch the orchids and earlier butterflies. Contact. Wendy English [wendy.english<at>btopenworld.com].
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Events / Flowers, butterflies and archaeology. Wharram. Thursday 13 June 2019.
« Last post by David Minter on March 16, 2019, 01:51:47 pm »
Leader. Wendy English. Location. Morning: a visit to Wharram Quarry Nature Reserve (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust). Afternoon: a visit to the abandoned mediaeval village of Wharram Percy. Date. 13 June 2019. Time. 11.00. Notes. The former quarry is well known for butterflies and flora, including the Yorkshire broomrape. Booking essential to co-ordinate transport to and between sites. Contact. Wendy English [wendy.english<at>btopenworld.com].
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Events / Open garden, Ruswarp. Sunday 16 June 2018.
« Last post by David Minter on March 16, 2019, 01:45:19 pm »
Organizer. Wendy Holliday. Location. Ruswarp; Wendy Holliday's house. There is a parking area opposite the livestock market [NZ886088]. Wendy's house is 50 m up the road at Oakley Garth, Sneaton Lane, YO22 5HN, behind the National Park sign. Date. 16 May 2019. Time. 14.00. Notes. Wendy Holliday invites Members and guests to view her garden, wildflower meadow and wildlife pond, and to enjoy cake and a cup of tea while raising Club funds. There will be a plant stall. Contact. Wendy Holliday [wendy-holliday<at>outlook.com].
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Events / Turtle doves and raptors. Broxa Forest. Tuesday 18 June.
« Last post by David Minter on March 16, 2019, 01:40:16 pm »
Leaders. John McEachen & Graham Oliver. Location. Broxa Forest. Meet in Reasty Bank car park [SE965944]. Date. 18 June 2019. Time. 07.00. Notes. A walk to listen for turtle doves, taking in Barns Cliff End, one of Mick Carroll’s favourite raptor viewpoints. Contact. John McEachen [birds<at>whitbynaturalists.co.uk].
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Events / Small mammal trapping, Rosedale. Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 June.
« Last post by David Minter on March 16, 2019, 01:35:19 pm »
Leader. Jeremy Snape. Location. Rosedale. Meeting point to be announced. Date. 19-20 June 2019. Time. To be announced. Notes. A precursor to the National Park Rosedale Wildlife Week (23-29 June).Contact. Jeremy Snape [jeremy_snape<at>hotmail.com].
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News and Announcements / Results of the Club's 2016 Photographic Competition
« Last post by David Minter on February 05, 2017, 03:19:46 pm »
Sixteen photographs were shortlisted from more than sixty submitted for the 2016 competition. A4-size prints of the shortlisted photographs were exhibited at the Club's 2016 AGM, and were evaluated by a panel of three judges. The winning photograph, taken by Jane Ellis,  portrayed Club Members examining moss in the field during last year's Sphagnum Workshop. The best junior entry, taken by Daniel Hatchwell, was of a midwife toad carrying its eggs. A slideshow of all submitted photographs was projected at the AGM.
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News and Announcements / Autumn 2016 weather
« Last post by Peter Wallace on December 12, 2016, 08:21:25 pm »
Autumn 2016 was warmer and dryer than usual with about average sunshine.
Although November was colder than normal, this was more than compensated for by the warm conditions in September and October. Rainfall in November was above normal, but the dry conditions during September and October meant that overall the autumnal rainfall total was well short of the 30 year average of 188mm.
Soil temperatures were also well above normal - at 30cm depth, the mean of 11.9°C was 0.9 higher than average.
For complete figures see attachment.
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News and Announcements / Whitby weather October 2016
« Last post by Peter Wallace on November 02, 2016, 09:13:31 pm »
A fairly pleasant October with the least rain since 2007 - see attachments.
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News and Announcements / Whitby weather September 2016
« Last post by Peter Wallace on October 04, 2016, 08:23:06 pm »
The 2nd warmest September on record.-see attachments
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News and Announcements / Summer weather
« Last post by Peter Wallace on September 03, 2016, 09:21:03 pm »
A slightly better than average summer. -see attachment
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