Month: February 2019

The Grapevine Parish Magazine entry for March 2019

There may be many signs of spring in Hagg Wood, Lesser Celandine at the woodland edge, a Dawn Chorus, Orange-tip butterflies along the paths, amongst many others, but one of the most reliable signs is the announcement of our Spring Programme.

Wednesday 20th March   A Naturalist’s Year  

Local expert amateur naturalist Terry Weston will be giving us another of his annual wildlife photographic extravaganzas in the Reading Room at 7.30pm, by kind invitation of the Dunnington Conservation Group. Admission is free but arrive in good time!

 Friday 29th March   Discovering How Our Waste is Recycled

We will meet at the Dunnington Reading Room car park at 9.30am, and then drive to the advanced Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility in Leeds for our guided tour at 11am. Prior booking of a place on the trip is essential, since places are limited. The tour lasts for two hours, after which we will drive to the nearby Temple Newsam Tea Room at around 1.15pm for lunch or refreshments. Please e-mail David on if you would like to book your place on this visit.

Saturday 27th April    Cycle Ride to Beningbrough Hall

John Eastwood will be leading us on a 32-mile round trip cycle ride from outside the Children’s Play Park on Intake Lane at 10am towards Beningbrough Hall café for lunch around 12 noon. If you are fit enough to easily complete the 32-mile cycle ride and the weather is good, it should be a very enjoyable day.

Wednesday 29th May    Langdale Forest a Case of Mistaken Identity, and AGM

Brian Walker has had over thirty years’ experience as the Wildlife Officer of the Forestry Commission in the North York Moors district. He will be presenting the lessons to be learnt from managing Langdale Forest in the North York Moors National Park. His presentation will immediately follow our AGM. Meet at 8pm in the Reading Room. Admission is free to members, non-members £1.50, and refreshments 50p.

Woodland Working Parties  –  Conservation in Action   These will be held on the mornings of 30th March, 13th April, 11th May and 22nd June so do put these dates in your diary. Meet at 10am at the Hagg Farm end of Intake Lane. Bring gloves if you can, and wear stout shoes or wellies.

Yorkshire’s Dragonflies – Wednesday 20th February 2019

Dr Keith Gittens of the Yorkshire Dragonfly Group will be giving us an illustrated presentation on the wide range of beautiful and fascinating species of dragonflies that have found their habitat in Yorkshire, and the challenges that they now face.

                      Dunnington Reading Room at 8.00pm

         Members Free, Non-Members £1.50,  Refreshments 50p