News archive

July 2016

Sunday, 24 July 2016

York Peregrines beats Pokémon!

York Peregrines beats Pokémon!

On Saturday July 23th members of the York group and a representative from the RSPB recruitment team were in Dean's Park, next to York Minster.
We were able to explain the work of the RSPB to the many people who visited our stall and several people became members as a result of their conversation with us.
Adults and children from home and abroad were able to look through our telescope and see the peregrines perched on the Minster.
"Wow" was a word we heard about a hundred times as people saw the female peregrine perched on a gargoyle.
One young couple remarked how it "beats looking for POKÉMON"
We will be in the park again on August 27th, please do come and join us.
The photo shows some people looking at the peregrines and many used their mobile phones to take a picture of the bird using the telescope.
To see some photos of the male bird, taken by York Group member Masha, click the Download File link below:
Barry Bishop, Chair York Local Group

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Friday, 8 July 2016

Summer Events for York Local Group

Summer Events for York Local Group

Our next event is at Blacktoft Sands on July 10th when it is their Open Day.
July 14th is our evening walk at Barlow Common. (See News for Travel info.)
July 17th is Rowntree Park "Birthday Party" .
July 23rd is our first "Meet the Peregrines" at York Minster. The event will run from 10am to 4pm.
August 27th is our second "Meet the Peregrines" event at the Minster.
September 14th is our next indoor meeting; An African Safari followed by the Harrogate Flower Show, September 15th to 18th.
There is a walk at Nunburnholme on the 18th September and an outing on the 25th to Old Moor.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Travel News: Barlow Common Evening walk (7pm 14 July)

Travel News: Barlow Common Evening walk (7pm 14 July)

The A63 Selby by-pass is closed for resurfacing so if you are driving from York on the A19. Follow the diversion signs into the centre of Selby and take a left turn for the A1041 signed Snaith. After leaving Selby, go straight over the A63 roundabout, then take the second turning on the left signed Barlow down Barlow Common Road. The reserve and parking is on the right before Barlow village.