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Programme for 2011 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 in North Yorkshire. It is responsible for almost 1200 one-kilometre squares with Kirkbymoorside at an approximate centre. Our area is roughly 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 70 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, or just come to one of our meetings).
We publish Newsletters, annually in recent years. Dr. Michael Thompson has recently donated two bound volumes of the newsletters 1998-2004 and 2005-2008 to the archives of the Ryedale Folk Museum. They are now available for reading in Ryedale Folk Museum library. We would like to thank Michael for this generous donation.
We are affiliated to the Yorkshire Naturalists Union (YNU), and have a list of YNU Field Excursions.
Our programme for 2011 is:
|January 18th||Recorders Reports||Ryenats Recorders|
|February 15th||Wildlife Management of Forests
Joint Meeting with Ryedale Beekeepers Association
|March 15th||Dragonflies||Keith Gitttens|
|April 12th|| Nature Tourism in Yorkshire
Joint Meeting with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
|October 18th||An Update on Wildlife Crime||Mark Rasbeary|
|November 15th||AGM plus the Breeding Biology of Goshawks||Gary & MikeMarchant|
|December 13th||Travels in search of fish that drown||Dave Armitage|
|January 17th 2012|| Recorders Reports
Indoor meetings are held in the Methodist Hall, Kirkbymoorside, at 7:30pm.
Unless advised otherwise all meetings are on Saturdays
Please bring a packed lunch for all-day meetings.
|April 16th||Beadale Woods early spring flowers
Meet Wrelton SE 766860 10:30am
|May 7th||Dawn Chorus 5:00am
Meet Lowna cr park SE 685910
|May 21st||Hutton Common Orchids, Nightshade & other flowers
Meet car park SE 706885 10:30am
|June 11th||Wet Heads, Stape - Badgers & Nightjars
Meet Stape Village Hall SE 793931 7:00pm
places are limited please book in advance
|June 18th||Foxglove Covert, Catterick
Meet Kirkbymoorside 9:30am
|July 16th||Picnic Cawthorne Camp
|August 6th||Dragonflies in Wheeldale
Meet Wheeldale Bridge SE 803970 10:30am
|September 17th 10:00am||Teesmouth including Saltholme
Meet South Gare, Teesmouth
|October 15th||Gilling Fungus Foray
Meet Gilling Lakes SE590767 10:30am
Please note parking is limited!
For further details please contact Tom Denney or Gill Smith.
A Programme and Newsletter are availablefrom the Secretary: Tom Denney, Sykes House, Rudland,
or email Tom Denney or Gill Smith
YNU Field Excursions 2011
For further details see http://www.ynu.org.uk/events
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