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Ryedale Natural History Society


The programme for 2004 is now out see below for the indoor and outdoor meetings respectively.

The Society was formed on 2nd December 1963 and is based on the administrative district of Ryedale. It is responsible for 800 kilometre squares with Kirkbymoorside at an approximate centre. Our area is defined by the northern watershed running from Black Hambleton to Saltersgate; the Whitby to Thornton-le-Dale road to the east and the drove road along the edge of the Hambleton Hills to the west. Our southern boundary is less easy to describe but generally includes the Howardian Hills as far as Malton and the Kirkham Gorge.

There are approximately 80 members and the Society has seven indoor meetings, on the second Tuesday of the month, in Kirkbymoorside and at least four outdoor trips during the year. New members are always welcome (please contact Tom Denney). Our programme for 2004 is:


January 13th 40 Years of Wildlife Surveying in Forestry Commission Woods Gordon Simpson
February 10th [to be announced]
Joint Meeting with Ryedale Beekeepers’ Association
March 9th Reinforcing an Otter Population Gordon Woodroffe
April 8th An Inordinate Fondess – Aspects of Entomology
Joint Meeting with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Roy Crossley
September 14th Bee Craft and Bee Lore Ryedale Beekeepers
October 12th A Fungi Fanatic Colin Stephenson
November 11th AGM  
December 7th Local Butterflies and Moths Don Smith

All indoor meetings are held at Church House, High Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, at 7:30pm.


Tuesday, 27th April A Walk on Spaunton Moor
Meet at Hutton Car Park SE705904 10.30am
George Thompson
Sunday, 23rd May RSPB Puffin Cruise
Meet at Bridlington Harbour 3.30pm; cost £8pp
Book direct (01262 851533)
Tuesday, 22nd June Exploring Wildflowers in the Quarries
of the Yorkshire Wolds
Meet at Norton car park 10.30am
Nan Sykes
Saturday, 10th July Lichens in Bransdale
Meet Bransdale Church 2.00pm (details tbc)
Don Smith
Tuesday, 19th October Guided Tour of Castle Howard Arboretum
Meet 10:30am details tbc. Cost £5 pp.

For further details please contact Tom Denney or Gill Smith.

A programme and Newsletter are available
from the Secretary:
Tom Denney, Sykes House, Rudland,
Kirkbymoorside, York

or email Tom Denney or Gill Smith
We also have a list of YNU trips for 2004

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