Walk 19 March 22: Bare House – Mossdale Scar

Meet 9.30 at Colvend or 9.50 Yarnbury for a 7.5 mile walk around Bare House and the lead mines to be led by Heidi Wolstenhulme

Please bring a packed lunch.

There is limited parking at Yarnbury, so please feel free to meet at Colvend to lift share. The majority of the walk can be on tracks, but some of the walk will be on well used footpaths across fields or moorland. Grassington Moor is an exposed area, so a warm drink and layers of clothing, including hat and gloves, are suggested.

Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union

Here is an extract of an email sent out by Hanneke on 11 Mar. Please see tht email for the relevant links and booking forms.

The February 2022 themed Zoom Session took place on Thursday 17 February when Dr Dave Wainwright, Senior Conservation Manager (Northern England) for Butterfly Conservation gave a presentation on Conserving Lepidoptera of the North Yorkshire Moors.  The link for the recording of the presentation can be found in the News section of the website.

Their next themed Zoom Session will take place on Thursday 17 March at 7.30pm when Andy Millard, YNU aculeate recorder and Chair of the Executive will give a presentation on ‘Big-lipped’ Yorkshire Bees’. Booking is required.

Darwin Tree of Life Project
YNU has been approached by the Darwin Tree of Life (DToL) Project, which is a part of an international collaboration that is sequencing the DNA of all life forms. DToL is focusing on the 70,000 species of the UK and undertaking this ambitious task in a series of species focused projects.

They are asking for volunteers to attend an online session  focusing on the response to the project among amateur naturalist and exploring levels of existing awareness and reactions when DToL is introduced and explained. Further information on the project can be found here: https://www.darwintreeoflife.org/

And finally….
Welcome to new affiliated society the Yorkshire Dragonfly Group!  An active group within Yorkshire consisting of about 80 members, the Yorkshire Dragonfly Group aims to promote the understanding and conservation of dragonflies and their habitats by organising activities, publishing an annual magazine ‘Skimmer‘, and taking part in regional wildlife events.  The group encourages the recording of Yorkshire’s dragonflies to further knowledge of key sites, range distribution and population expansion or decline.  Further information can be found on their website (http://www.yorkshiredragonflies.org.uk/)