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Programme for 2018 see below for the indoor and outdoor meetings respectively.
The Society was formed on 2nd December 1963 and is based on the administrative district of Ryedale in North Yorkshire. It is responsible for almost 1200 one-kilometre squares with Kirkbymoorside at an approximate centre. Our area is roughly defined by the northern watershed running from Black Hambleton to Saltersgate; the Whitby to Thornton-le-Dale road to the east and the drove road along the edge of the Hambleton Hills to the west. Our southern boundary is less easy to describe but generally includes the Howardian Hills as far as Malton and the Kirkham Gorge, following the 70 grid line.
There are approximately 60 members and the Society has seven indoor meetings, usually
on the third Tuesday of the month in Kirkbymoorside, and at least four outdoor
trips during the year. New members are always welcome (please contact the Secretary, Pauline Popely, or just come to one of our meetings).
The current subscription is £10 per single member, £15 per family.
We publish Newsletters, annually in recent years. Dr. Michael Thompson has recently donated two bound volumes of the newsletters 1998-2004 and 2005-2008 to the archives of the Ryedale Folk Museum. They are now available for reading in Ryedale Folk Museum library. We would like to thank Michael for this generous donation.
We are affiliated to the Yorkshire Naturalists Union (YNU), and have a list of YNU Field Excursions.
|January 16th||Recorders Reports for 2017 & Members Projects||Ryenats Recorders|
|February 20th||A Palaeontologist's Perspective on the Evolutionary History of Bees
Joint Meeting with Ryedale Beekeepers Association
|Dr. W. John Varker RBKA|
|March 20th||Tree Health and the role of volunteers as Citizen Scientists||Dr Charles Lane|
|April 17th||Turtle Dove Project||Richard Baines|
|October 16th||Ferns found in the North York Moors||Dr. Barry Wright|
|November 20th||AGM and Wildlife Photography||Paul Forster|
|December 18th||Aquatic Insects found in Ryedale||Dave Southall|
|January 15th 2019||Recorders Reports for 2018 & Members Projects||Ryenats Recorders|
Indoor meetings are held in the Methodist Hall, Kirkbymoorside, at 7:30pm.
|Chafer Wood, Ebberston
Meet SE899832 2:00pm
|May 6th||Dawn Chorus, Kirkdale
meete Kirkdale Church SE677856 5:00am
|May 20th||Birds & Butterflies, Hawnby
meet Meet Moor Gate SE540916 10:00am
|June 10th||Ousegill, Bransdale - Moorland Birds
meet Moorhouse road end SE636946 10:00am
|June 30th||Gundale - Dodder and Brown Argus
Meet SE802886 10:00am
|Allan Rodda & Jackie Holder|
|July 15th||Spaunton Quarry - White-letter Hairstreak
Meet SE725872 2:00pm
|August 21st||Staindale - Dalby Bats
Meet Staindale car park SE883903 8:15pm
|September 29th||Ousegill Fungus Foray
meet Moorhouse road end SE636946 10:30am
|October 14th||Filey Bird Observatory - Bird Ringing and Migration
meet Kirkby - details tba
|Filey Bird Group|
Extra meetings may be arranged throughout the season.
For further details please contact Pauline Popely.
YNU Field Excursions 2018
Links to other interesting wildlife sites
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