Greening the Cinder Track. The Club has been awarded funding for tree planting along the Cinder Track, starting October 2019 [click here for more information].

Brimstone butterfly

Wendy English's prize-winning photograph of a brimstone butterfly.

Buckthorn for Brimstones. This project, which got off to a great start in early 2019, aims to plant your alder buckthorn plants in strategic areas around Whitby and the Esk Valley. Alder buckthorn is a native British tree which is at its northernmost limit here. The brimstone butterfly is dependent on it, and the Club hopes that by increasing alder buckthorn populations, the brimstone can be encouraged to spread north over the moors.Thanks to the efforts of Wendy Holliday and Wendy English, the Club won the Conservation Award at the North York Moors Association AGM on 15th June 2019. For further information see the project information sheet.

Wendy Holliday presents the Buckthorn for Brimstones project

Wendy Holliday giving a talk about the Buckthorn for Brimstones project after receiving the NYMA 2019 Conservation Award.

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