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Ryedale Natural History Society

Programme for 2006 see below for the indoor and outdoor meetings respectively.

We also have a list of the YNU Field Excursions.

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 or third 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 2006 is:


January 10th Recorders’ Reports and Talks Ryenats Recorders
February 21st Wildlife and Farming
Joint Meeting with Ryedale Beekeepers’ Association
John Harrison
March 21st The Seychelles Magpie Robin Recovery Programme Dr John Edwards
April 11th Masters of Spin
Joint Meeting with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Don Smith
October 17th Ringing – Science or Hobby Jim Pewtress
November 21st AGM  
December 12th An Amateur at Large Keith Dixon
January 16th 2007 Recorders’ Reports and Talks Ryenats Recorders

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


Sunday, 23rd April Identifying Birdsong Jim Pewtress
Tuesday, 23rd May Visit to Skipwith Common (between York and Selby)
Meet in main car park of Reserve at 11am (SE 644 375)
Bring packed lunch
Michael Thompson
Friday, 16th June A Botany Workshop
Meet Old Station Square Car Park, Ravenscar at 11am
( TA 985 013). Bring packed lunch.
Nan Sykes & Gill Smith
Tuesday, 11th July Evening Walk down Costa Beck
Meet at 7.30pm at Keldhead, Pickering SE 787 845
Park in Westgate Carr Lane at Keldhead
Tom Denney
Wednesday, 27th September Visit to Spurn
Meet at 8am in Kirkbymoorside.
Park in Piercy End south of Market Place
Jim Pewtress
October Evening Visit to York featuring life of Adam Gordon
Date, timing and venue to be advised
Michael Thompson

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
YNU Field Excursions 2006
VC61 June 17th Reighton Gap/Primrose Valley
VC62 July 1st Hayburn Wyke
VC63 July 22nd Rotherham
VC64 Aug 5th Appletreewick
VC65 May 20th Wensley, Leyburn

For further details see

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