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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.

Saturday, 14th May 2016 or Sunday 15th May 2016 if weather inclement
Target species Duke of Burgundy and Green Hairstreak
Meet at 10:00 in the lay-by on the Helmsley to Stokesley road for a short drive to the site at Hawnby Hill.
Grid Reference: SE572870
Event Contact: Allan Rodda on 01723 365960 or Jackie Holder on 01723 377392

Strong footwear, waterproof clothing are advisable for a 2 mile walk over moderately rough terrain.
Bring a packed lunch and drink if required.
Don't forget your camera.
There are no facilities on this site.


Saturday, 18th June 2016
Shipley Station Meadow
Shipley Station
Meet at 13:00
Grid Reference: SE150375
Event Contact: Susan Stead on 01274 774912

Bring a packed lunch if required. 

The meadow is a fenced-off area of herb-rich grassland remaining after construction of the car park, supporting the larval food plants of many of the commoner species of butterflies and moths.

Even this small urban habitat is being colonised by new species, such as Ringlet and Speckled Wood, which are extending their ranges northwards. Females of the Common Blue here show the stronger blue colouration that is typical of the species in the northern parts of the UK. The meadow flora includes sallow, hawthorn, birch, ash, buckthorn, bramble, rosebay willowherb, stinging nettle, bird’s-foot trefoil, cowslip, knapweed and various grasses. The reserve is owned by Network Rail and managed jointly by Butterfly Conservation, Bradford Urban Wildlife Group and Leeds Groundwork Trust.


Saturday 2nd July 2016 or Sunday 3rd July 2016 if the weather is inclement
Deepdale Meadow
Deepdale Dalby Forest - Joint field trip with Lincolnshire Branch
Meet at 09:30 in the Forge Valley Inn car park West Ayton near Scarborough Grid reference SE9888848
Grid Reference for Deepdale: SE914906
Event Contact: Jackie Holder 01723 377392 or Allan Rodda 01723 365960

Joint field trip with Lincolnshire Branch visiting Deepdale in Dalby forest and other local butterfly sites, if time and weather conditions allow.

Stout footwear and water proof clothing are advisable.
Bring a packed lunch and drinks if reuired.
Do not forget to bring your camera.
Target species: Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Wood Tiger and other Flora and Fauna of interest


Sunday, 2nd October 2016
AGM and Members' Day
Yorkshire Air Museum Elvington
10am for 10:30am start
Grid Reference:
Event Contact:Jax Westmoreland on 01723 341193 or email jax.westmoreland@yorkshirebutterflies.org.uk

Join us for our annual AGM and Members' Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington.

Guest speakers include Tim Melling

Book Stall
Plant Stall

Photographic Competition - this year's theme is photographs of butterflies or moths taken in the UK which show them in their natural habitat.

Come along for a chance to meet like minded enthusiasts, bring photographs or samples for identification and find out more about the work of the branch.

NAAFI facilities are available close to the meeting room serving an excellent Sunday lunch, tea, coffee and snacks. Or bring a packed lunch if you prefer.

This is YOUR day!


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