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Programme for 2013 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, Pauline Popely, 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.
|January 15th||Recorders Reports||Ryenats Recorders|
|February 19th||Red Kites
Joint Meeting with Ryedale Beekeepers Association
|March 19th||The Development of the Lower Derwent NE Reserve||Craig Ralston|
|April 16th||Nest Recording & its Interpretation for Different Aspects of Nature ||Geoff Myers|
|October 15th||Forest Design Plans||Nigel Rylance|
|November 19th||AGM and The Carrs Wetland Project in Yorkshires Hidden Vale ||Tim Birkinshaw|
|December 17th at 8:30pm||Interesting Finds in the Last 50 Years
8:30pm preceded by Christmas dinner at 6:30pm contact Secretary for details
|January 21st 2014||Recorders Reports & Members Projects||Ryenats Recorders|
Indoor meetings are held in the Methodist Hall, Kirkbymoorside, at 7:30pm (apart from December 8:30pm).
Please bring a packed lunch for all-day meetings.
|Cancelled - snow
|Arkengarthdale Black Grouse Lek
meet Piercy End, Kirkbymoorside 4:00am
|April 24th||Evening Moorland Walk around Blakey
meet Lion Inn car park, SE679997 - 6:30pm
|May 4th||Dawn Chorus
meet Appleton-le-Moors SE735878 5:00am
|Postponed due to weather
meet Appleton Common, SE725872 10:00am
|May 29th (Wednesday)||Hole of Horcum (Dwarf Cornel) Joint Meeting with Bradford Botany Group
meet car park SE852936 10:30am
|June 15th||River Rye Walk
meet Helmsley Bridge SE613835 10:00am
|July 20th||Tranmire Bog & Cropton Pools (Dragonflies)
Wheeldale Bridge SE802970 10:00am
|September 14th||Nosterfield NR and Lingham
Meet on site SE280797. Contact if lift needed
|October 12th||Ashberry, Fungus Foray
Meet roadside SE563844 (Cleveland Way junction)
Extra meetings may be arranged throughout the season.
For further details please contact Pauline Popely.
YNU Field Excursions 2013
For further details see http://www.ynu.org.uk/events
Links to other interesting wildlife sites
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