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Please note - dogs are not allowed on field trips.
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Most walks follow rough tracks and require strong footwear.
Be prepared for all weathers. Sun protection is advised.

Non-members are welcome to attend field events.

Sunday, 28th May 2017
Duke of Burgundy
Meet at 10:30 at the carpark of the Hawnby Inn (YO62 5QS)
Event Contact: Robert Parks 07792 976486 or 01900 828607

Bring a packed lunch if required..
Wear stout footwear.
There are no facilities on the site.
The visit will include a walk of about half a mile to reach the site.


Saturday, 24th June 2017
Shipley Station Meadow
Shipley Station Meadow Open Day
1pm Onwards
Grid Reference:SE150375
Event Contact:Susan Stead on: 01274 774912

Bring a packed lunch if required. 
The meadow is a fenced-off area of herb-rich grassland remaining after construction of the car park, supporting the larval food plants of many of the commoner species of butterflies and moths. In urban areas, moths and butterflies often depend on such sites for breeding.Species include sallow, hawthorn, birch, ash, buckthorn, bramble, rosebay willowherb, stinging nettle, bird's-foot trefoil, cowslip, knapweed and various grasses.


Sunday, 16th July 2017
Willance's Leap, Richmond
Butterfly Walk
2pm Onwards Meet in the layby opposite stile to Willance’s Leap, Hurgill Road, Richmond. 
Event Contact: Catherine Jones on 07751 259955

Please join us on an hours walk in beautiful Swaledale on a route which includes many species such as Peacocks and Ringlets and may even include some Dark Green Fritillaries if we’re lucky.  The views are spectacular.
Although this walk follows a footpath it includes some very rough ground with deep bracken and brambles to negotiate in places.  It also follows the top of limestone cliffs.  There are 2 high stiles to climb.  Please wear suitable footwear and clothes (suggest legs are covered due to the brambles).  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
There are no toilets or refreshments on route but both can be found in nearby Richmond (toilets in Victoria Rd car park and Market Sq).
No dogs please (due to lambs in fields)
The road goes up steeply for about a mile from Richmond centre .  You will pass a Natural Retreats resort on the left and and Beacon Cottage on the right.  Keep going for a few hundred yards until you see a layby on the right at the start of a large wood.  You will see 2 large masts further on – if you get to them you’ve gone a bit too far.  Please park on the grass verge being careful not to block any gates or the road.  No responsibility is taken for cars.

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