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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, 27th October 2019
Members' Day and AGM
Wetherby Town Hall
10am for 10:30am
Grid reference: SE403481

Event Contact: Jax Westmoreland 01723 341193 or 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 (see email address above) by 30th September 2019.

Conservation updates
Branch Speaker: Les Driffield
Guest Speaker: Dr Peter Mayhew on "The history of the Dark Bordered Beauty Moth at York"

A chance to meet fellow enthusiasts and recorders.
Plant Stall
Photo Competition
Please not that there will not be a book stall at the event this year.

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.
The judges’ decisions are final.
Prizes 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.



Saturday, 9th November 2019
Boltby Reservoir Conservation Work Party
Boltby Reservoir near Thirsk
From 10am to 3pm
Grid Reference : SE502871 meet at the entrance to the Forestry Commission Track
Event Contact: Alistair Taylor 07816 360228 or by email: Alistair Taylor or Anne Carter 07939 122595 or email: Anne Carter

Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire have teamed up with the Freshwater Habitats Trust and the Yorkshire Dragonfly Group to carry out scrub clearance and help improve the habitat around Boltby Reservoir for moths, butterflies, dragonflies and other pon dwelling creatures. Please let Alistair or Anne know if you plan to attend. Ann is able to offer a lift to up to four people from the York area - meeting at Rawcliffe R&R at 9am - you must contact her to arrange this as spaces are limited.

Wear Robust clothes and stout boots. Gloves and tools will be provided.
Bring a packed lunch and drinks.

Meet at the entrance to the Forestry Commission track (O.S. Grid Ref: SE 502 871) to the north of Sneck Yate Bank (NE of Boltby Village). Once through the gate the forest track, which is passable by conventional vehicle, takes you to within a short distance of the reservoir. PLEASE NOTE that the FC gate needs to be kept shut whilst we are on site so please make sure that you arrive on time and let either Anne or Alistair know that you are coming so that we don't leave anyone behind!
The nearest post code is YO7 2HU.


Sunday, 10th November 2019
Grass Cutting Work Party
Shipley Station Meadow
From 11am onwards
Grid Reference : SE150375
Event Contact: Susan Stead on 01274 774912

The meadow is in the heart of Shipley train station, between platforms 2, 5 and the car park.  It is a short walk from Shipley town centre.

Can you spare some time to help with the annual grass cutting at Shipley Station Meadow?

Wear stout footware and appropriate clothing.
Bring a packed lunch and refreshments if needed.
Tools and gloves will be provided.



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