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March 2016

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Wass Wood Walk

Wass Wood Walk

Report by Barry Bishop, photos by Barry, Chris Brooks and Ian Brooks.
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Saturday, 19 March 2016

April Indoor Meeting:- Spread the Word!

April Indoor Meeting:- Spread the Word!

Peter Holden MBE, one of the RSPB's longest serving staff members, has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books which have together sold more than a million copies including the RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife (which will be on sale at the meeting). In the past Peter has joined Bill Oddie to present the BBC TV series, Bird in the Nest, and he runs courses on birds and wildlife for Cambridge University's Institute of Continuous Learning.
The talk entitled 'Giving Nature a Home' is a presentation using Peter's own photos and including natural sounds to illustrate the diversity of life in our gardens and help us discover what we can do to help it survive.
The event will take place on 21st April 2016 at the usual venue Temple Hall, beginning at 7.30 pm entry fee for non-members is £3.50.
Barry Bishop, our Chair is very keen to attract as many interested people to the event as possible.
"Peter Holden is something of a legend within RSPB circles and his presentations are always hugely entertaining and informative. We would like anyone with an interest in wildlife to come along whether or not they are a member of the RSPB. Everyone is very welcome! You don't have to be a bird specialist to enjoy this evening"
In advance of his visit, Peter said:
"I am very much looking forward to visiting York. Many of us care for our gardens and feed the birds that live there all year round or visit us at different seasons. In preparing for this talk I wanted to find out more about their fascinating lives - the sorts of things that most normal bird books don't tell you. However, I didn't want to stop with birds because there are many other creatures out there that have interesting lives and also need our help.
Peter has also posed some teasers for members of the audience:
Which bird likes to eat leatherjackets?
Where do some of our Blackbirds go in Autumn?
Which moth often migrates from Europe to our gardens in summer?
Why is Ivy so important for insects?

To download an A4 sized PDF of the poster (to print or attach to an email) click the link below.

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

New Afternoon Meeting Dates

New Afternoon Meeting Dates

The Afternoon Meetings have proved very popular with "standing room only" at some of them.
Three new dates have been added to the programme and a new, larger venue has been booked.
The new dates are all Tuesdays - 25th October, 6th December, and 28th February 2017, and will run from 2.30 to 4.30 PM. Meetings will be the same format as the previous ones: an informal, illustrated talk about local birdwatching with a break for tea and socialising. The speakers have not been confirmed yet but details will be added to the Events section of this webpage as soon as they become available.
The venue for these will be Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road. This hall will also be used for the Evening Indoor Meetings starting January 2017. We will post a News article about Clements Hall; access, facilities, parking etc. closer to the first date.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

March Photo Album

March Photo Album

If you have photos to share with the group please send them in. Details of how to submit photos is included in the album. Click the link below to view this month's photos

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