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Ryedale Natural History Society

Programme for 2007– 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 2007 is:


January 16th Recorders’ Reports and Quiz Ryenats Recorders
February 20th Parasitic Wasps
Joint Meeting with Ryedale Beekeepers’ Association
John Edwards
March 20th Ringing, Science or Hobby? Jim Pewtress
April 17th Rebuilding the Wildlife of Yorkshire
Joint Meeting with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Dr Rob Stoneman
October 16th Fuzzy Forests Fit For the Future Brian Walker
November AGM  
December Decline of the Ring Ousel – a cause for concern? Ken Hutchinson
January 08 Recorders’ Reports and Quiz
Ryenats Recorders

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


Unless advised otherwise all meetings are on Saturdays, starting at 11am
please bring a packed lunch.

April 26th Lowna near Gillamoor SE 685910 Tom Denney
May 12th Chafer Wood near Ebberston SE 889831 Michael Bliss
June 16th Jeffrey Bog near Kirkham, south of Malton SE 762666 tba
July 7th Garbutt Wood west of Sutton Bank SE 503837 Gill Smith
July 20th Nunnington riverside
Friday evening: meet 8.00pm SE 669795
Michael Thompson
August 17th Beadlam Rigg
Friday afternoon: meet 3pm SE 635890
September 15th North Cave south of Market Weighton
meet Kirkbymoorside 9.30am
October 13th Sandsend Janet Denney

For further details please contact Tom Denney or Gill Smith.

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

or email Tom Denney or Gill Smith
YNU Field Excursions 2007
VC61 July 7th Hornsea Mere
VC62 July 21st Glaisdale Area
VC63 August 6th Heath Common, Wakefield
VC64 May 19th Nethergill Farm, Outershaw
VC65 June 16th Jervaulx Abbey

For further details see

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