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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 26th January 2020
Yatts Farm Conservation Work Party
Yatts Farm near Pickering
From 10am to 3pm
Grid Reference : SE811884 nearest postcode is the village at YO18 8JW
Event Contact: Nick Hall 07599 455245 or by email: Nick Hall

Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire  assists in the management of this important privately owned site.24 species were recorded here in 2019 and the reappearance of the Duke of Burgundy makes this season's habitat managment even more important. The site also hosted some of the highest counts of Dark Green Fritillary with more than 100 observed last year along with Silver-washed Fritillary which has reappeared after a long absence. We will be carrying our scrub clearance to help to improve the habitat for the Duke of Burgundy.                       

Directions:
From Pickering proceed past the railway station and continue along Undercliffe for 0.7miles. Cross the level crossing and continue along Yatts Road. After 2 miles, Yatts Farm is on the left. To prevent inconconvenience for local residents and traffic, please park on the east road grass verge. We will meet here before proceeding along the public footpath through the farmyard and south west into the valley ensuring that the farm gates are closed behind us.

Please let Nick know if you plan to attend. If the weather is unsuitable we will contact you before 9am.
Be aware the slope is steep.
Wear robust clothes and stout boots.
Gloves and tools will be provided.
Bring a packed lunch and drinks.
There are no facilities at this site.

 

Saturday, 1st February 2020

Boltby Reservoir Conservation Work Party

Boltby Reservoir near Thirsk

From: 10:00 to 15:00

Grid reference:SE502871 nearest postcode YO7 2HU

Event Contact: Alistair Taylor 07816 360228 or by email or Anne Carter 07939 122595 or by email

Please let the organisers know that you plan to attend.
Meet at the entrance to the Forestry Comission track at SE502871 north of Sneck Yate Bank (NE of Boltby Village). Once through the gate the forest track is passable by conventional vehicle and takes you to within a short distance of the reservoir.
It is essental that the forestry gate is kept shut at all times when on site so please arrive on time.
Please wear appropiate clothing and stout boots.
Bring a packed lunch and refreshments.
There are no facilities on site.
Gloves and tools will be provided.
Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire Branch, the Freshwater Habitats Trust and the Yorkshire Dragonfly Group have teamed together to carry out scrub clearance at Boltby Reservoir with the aim of improving the habitat for butterflies, moths, dragonflies and pond dwelling creatures.

 

Sunday 2nd February 2020
Ox Close Wood Conservation Work Party
Ox Close Wood, East Keswick
From 10am
Grid Reference : SE362454 meet at the car parkon the corner of Crabtree Lane and the Harewood Road
Event Contact: Paul Holmes 07999 339147 or Melanie Smith 01937 574140

Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire have teamed up with the East Keswick Wildlife Trust to participate in conservation managment at Ox Close Wood.The Trust was created in 1992 in order to purchase the wood so that it could be preserved for the benefit of wildlife and people. The site is a mixed woodland with rides and grazing area bounded on the north by the River Wharfe and is host to a wide variety of butterfly and moth species.

Wear stout boots or shoes and approriate clothing.
Bring a packed lunch and drinks if required.
On-site facilities include an earth toilet.

Parking is free at the meeting place.
A Land Rover will be available to transport equipment and (if necessary) people down to the wood.
Activities are expected to include processing brash, learning how to make habitat piles of logs and brash, cutting and raking scallops along the top ride and raking and collection of previous cuttings.

 

Sunday 2nd February 2020
Yatts Farm Conservation Work Party
Yatts Farm near Pickering
From 10am to 3pm
Grid Reference : SE811884 nearest postcode is the village at YO18 8JW
Event Contact: Sam Newton 07741 466641 or email: Sam Newton

Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire  assists in the management of this important privately owned site.24 species were recorded here in 2019 and the reappearance of the Duke of Burgundy makes this season's habitat managment even more important. The site also hosted some of the highest counts of Dark Green Fritillary with more than 100 observed last year along with Silver-washed Fritillary which has reappeared after a long absence. We will be carrying out scrub clearance to help to improve the habitat for the Duke of Burgundy.                       

Directions:
From Pickering proceed past the railway station and continue along Undercliffe for 0.7miles. Cross the level crossing and continue along Yatts Road. After 2 miles, Yatts Farm is on the left. To prevent inconconvenience for local residents and traffic, please park on the east road grass verge. We will meet here before proceeding along the public footpath through the farmyard and south west into the valley ensuring that the farm gates are closed behind us.

Please let Sam know if you plan to attend. If the weather is unsuitable we will contact you before 9am.
Be aware the slope is steep.
Wear robust clothes and stout boots.
Gloves and tools will be provided.
Bring a packed lunch and drinks.
There are no facilities at this site.

 

Sunday 25th October 2020
Members' Day and Branch AGM
Wetherby Town Hall
10am for 10:30 start
Grid Reference : SE403481
Event Contact: Jax Westmoreland 01723 341193 or by email jax.westmoreland@yorkshirebutterflies.org.uk

There is ample free parking around the venue within 5 minutes walk see Cluster of Nuts off Walton Road, Wilderness down by the river and Crossley St on the Town Map. There are a limited number of spaces at the town hall including parking spaces for the disabled. You are advised not to park in Morrison's car park as this is time limited to 2 hours.

The meeting is to be held on the first floor and there is lift access if needed. 
Tea and Coffee will be provided on the day. 
Bring a packed lunch or there are a number of venues serving food close by.
The day will begin with the branch AGM

Nominations for committee membership should be made to the chairman Jax Westmoreland jax.westmoreland@yorkshirebutterflies.org.uk by 30th September 2020.

Conservation updates
Guest Speaker
A chance to meet fellow enthusiasts and recorders. 
Raffle
Plant Stall
Photo Competition



THE 2020 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
Entries can be made on the day.
The fee is £3.00 per person for which up to 5 prints may be entered and displayed  with or without backing and not larger than A4 including mount.

Content should be butterfly or moth related and the competition will favour images that have not 
been significantly manipulated. Individual prints will be numbered and judged separately.

There will be separate categories for butterflies and moths.
The judges’ decisions are final.

Prizes for the best butterfly and moth pictures will be awarded on the day.

Winners are invited to send their entries, via email, to the Argus editor so  we can include them in the spring newsletter and on the Yorkshire Branch website.

 



 

 

 


 
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