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Please note - dogs are not allowed on field trips.
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Most walks follow rough tracks and require strong footwear.
Be prepared for all weathers. Sun protection is advised.

Non-members are welcome to attend field events.

 

 

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Sunday, 27th July 2014
Coatham Marsh and South Gare - Joint Event With Cleveland Naturalists' Field Club
Target species Grayling and Dark Green Fritillary.
Meet at Coatham Marsh at 09:30
Grid Reference:NZ585250
Event Contact: John Money on 07768 307332 or by email: John Money

Strong footwear and a packed lunch are advisable .
Coatham Marsh is a Tees Valley Wildlife Trust nature reserve and access is good with paths and boardwalks suitable for wheelchair access.
The path to South Gare is difficult in places, with rocky areas requiring careful negotiation. It is not considered to be suitable for the disabled.
There are no toilet facilities at either site but these are available in nearby Redcar.
A takeaway serving hot and cold sandwiches is available near Coatham Marsh and a cafe serving Sunday lunches is available at South Gare though it can be crowded at times.

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Saturday 1st August 2014
The Moors National Park Visitor Centre - Danby
Grid Reference: NZ 717084
Event Contact: Graham Featherstone

Drop in during the morning to join moth expert Graham Featherstone and inspect the catch from an overnight moth trap - be there at 10:30am prompt to see the moth trap emptied. You'll learn all about the lives and habitats of some of the Moors' most fascinating creatures - and rest assured, no moths will be harmed in this hands-on wildlife event.


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Sunday, 24th August 2014
Day Trip to Chambers Farm Wood, Lincoln
Meet at Driffield Rugby Club car park, on the A164 Grid reference TA013565 at 07:45
or
Meet at Chambers Farm Wood which is on the B1202 Wragby to Bardney road. Grid reference TF158743 at 10 am
Event Contacts: Allan Rodda on 01723 365960 or Jackie Holder on 01723 377392

This is an easy walking site, but you will need to bring a packed lunch.
Chambers Farm Nature Reserve is located on the site of a medieaval woodland and is well known for its wide range of butterflies. The 360-hectare (900-acre) beauty spot, near Wragby, Lincolnshire, has been rated as one of the best Forestry Commission sites in the UK for its insect life.
Target species include Brown Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak,Essex Skipper possible Clouded Yellow and most other common Butterflies.


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Sunday, 12th October 2014
AGM & Members' Day
Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington
10am - 4pm approx
Grid Reference:SE680483
Event Contact: Jax Westmoreland on 01723 341193 or email jax.westmoreland@yorkshirebutterflies.org.uk

Guest Speakers include Zoe Randle and Martin Davies
Raffle
Photo Competition
Bring your photos to be identified.
AGM
Election of committee and officers.

 

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