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Ryedale Natural History Society

Programme for 2008 – see below for the indoor and outdoor meetings respectively.

NB. The October, November, December and January 2009 meetings are in the Methodist Hall, Kirkbymoorside.

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, following the 75 grid line.

There are approximately 60 members and the Society has seven indoor meetings, usually on the third Tuesday of the month in Kirkbymoorside, and at least four outdoor trips during the year. New members are always welcome (please contact the Secretary, Tom Denney). Our programme for 2008 is:


January 15th Recorders’ Reports and Quiz Ryenats Recorders
February 19th Carnivorous Plants
Joint Meeting with Ryedale Beekeepersí Association
Stephen Morley
March 18th Biodiversity in Ryedale Sue Bragg
April 15th Daubenton’s Bats in the Dales
Joint Meeting with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Ruth Angell
October 21st Thirty-six years studying birds of prey Wilf Norman
November 18th Dragons, Damsels and the AGM Don Smith
December 16th Wetland Restoration at Flixton Carrs Tim Burkinshaw
January 20th 2009 Recorders’ Reports and Quiz
Ryenats Recorders

Indoor meetings are held at Church House, High Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, at 7:30pm.
NB. The October, November, December and January 2009 meetings are in the Methodist Hall.


Unless advised otherwise all meetings are on Saturdays
Please bring a packed lunch for all-day meetings.

May 10th 6am Listen to the Dawn Chorus at Manor Vale SE 694867 Tom Denney
May 17th 9:30am Look for Summer migrants including Ring Ouzel, Blakey Bank SE 683989 Jim Pewtress
May 31st 2pm Explore the Upper Derwent and Forge Valley SE 985865 Janet Denney
June 14th 10am Ancient Hedgerow Plants and Trees, Appleton SE 735880 Gill Smith
Friday July 11th 8:30pm Looking for Daubenton’s Bats, Nunnington SE 669795 Michael Thompson
August 30th 7pm Moth Trapping, Rudland SE 664917 Terry Crawford
October 11th 11am Fungi Foray, Gilling Woods SE 588766 Colin Stephenson

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 2008
VC61 July 26th North Cave Wetlands
VC62 August 9th Hawnby Estate
VC63 May 17th Chesterfield Canal
(and surrounding area)
VC64 June 14th Ellington Banks (near Ripon)
VC65 July 5th Thorp Perrow Arboretum (entrance fee)

For further details see

© Ryedale Natural History Society 2008.
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