Summer / Autumn Programme 2007



Working to protect our countryside ....                                          

Please find below our programme for the coming months.

Indoor meetings are at the Memorial Hall, Welton starting at 7.30p.m.


Friday 11th May 2007

                 MEADOWS, PRECEDED BY THE A.G.M.

A talk  by Peter Wright our Vice Chairman on the work he does in creating wild flower meadows, among his other activities working in the great outdoors.

and of course preceded by the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.


Saturday 9th June 2007


Come and support our Annual fund raising day. We have our own stall here where we sell refreshments and any help you could give would be appreciated.



Saturday  21st July 2007


At Rosemary Roach's home near North Cave starting at about 9 p.m.

Rosemary has recorded a number of interesting moths from this site and perhaps we will see species not normally seen around our gardens. David Chesmore , one of our regions most outstanding experts on Lepidoptera assisted by Sean Clough, local Lepidopterist will be on hand to help with the identification.

Telephone Rosemary on 01430 423920 for more details


Sunday 5th August 2007


Meet at Kiplingcoates Old Railway Station at 11.00 am for a walk along the Hudson Way ( Old Dismantled Market Weighton Beverley Railway Line ) approx 2-3 miles total . Returning to car park for a Picnic Lunch. Followed by a short walk to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Reserve ( Disused Chalk Pit) for a guided tour by one of their representatives. Starting at 1-30 pm. 662683 to Colin for more info.


Friday 7th September 2007


Julian Small from Natural England will talk about the project at Allerthorpe Common ,where the regeneration of the Lowland Heath environment is being undertaken.                                                                                                                                                                           


Sunday 7th October 2007


Start at 10.30am and to end with a picnic around lunchtime. Burton Bushes is an inadequate description of the Oak Woodland which adjoins the Westwood just opposite the westerly end of the Beverley Racecourse buildings.

Phone Tony on 01482 668064 for final details.


 October 2007 - APPLE DAY

We shall be supporting this event which will take place at Manor Farm off Long Lane at Beverley. The event will be well Signposted. Come along between 11am and 4pm  and meet friends on what we are assured will be an enjoyable day out. For further details and exact date please contact Doreen on 666651       


Sunday 4th November 2007 - WOOD WORKING PARTY

The Reserve does belong to you and does need your care and attention, so how about a  working stint for a couple of hours starting at 10am and finishing at 12 noon.


Friday 23rd November  2007 -  WINTER BOTANY

A talk on this very interesting subject given  by Jennifer Shay.

Also ...  The Societies Nature photographic competition will  take place on this evening and is open to all pictures taken by members that have not previously been entered in a competition. Members are entitled to submit a maximum of  three entries each and they can be titled or not. The size this year is open.

An identification of the subject in the photograph would be appreciated.

 The Prizes will be 20, 10 and 5 for the three places. Every member in attendance will be given the chance to vote for the best photographs.

The Kingfisher Trophy will be awarded to  the winner of the Competition to hold for one year and which will be inscribed appropriately. Bring your prints on the night.


Friday 7th December 2007 - SOCIETY QUIZ NIGHT

Members who have attended our Annual Quiz have usually come back for more. We improve our Quiz every year and we play as teams so don't be afraid of the dreaded mental block. Come and extend your circle of friends, and please bring food for the "spread".


Also planned for early in 2008 are

A local Birdwatching in January. Jon Traill of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in February and a talk by Philip Winter one of the regions foremost Lepidopterists in March who will talk to us on Butterflies, Moths and their conservation.