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Programme of Events 2015

Non-members are most welcome at any of our events, we hope that you will enjoy yourself and consider joining the York local group. Members receive our regular newsletter, advance notice of group activities, reduced price entry into our evening meetings and, of course, the opportunity to see lots of birds.

Important Notes:

Membership Fees: Membership fees for the local York Group are £4.00 per househild per year. You can join at any indoor meeting or by contacting Chris Lloyd .

Indoor Meetings: All indoor meetings are normally held in Temple Hall, York St. John University, Lord Mayors Walk, York, and start at 7.30pm. There is wheelchair access to the venue. An admission charge of £3.00 for RSPB York Local Group Members and £3.50 for visitors is payable to cover the cost of the event. Car parking is available in the Union Terrace public car park opposite (in which York residents displaying a Minster Badge park for free)

Outings / Walks: Warm waterproof clothing and walking boots or wellingtons are recommended, plus a packed lunch for our all-day car outings.

Some of our Walks and Outings may involve elements of difficult terrain. Reasonable fitness is required. If in doubt, please contact Colin Rafton or Ken Searstone - see below for contact detailes.

You are required to follow your leader's instructions and comply with the Country Code.

Car Outings: For details, please contact Colin Rafton. Please note: We will initially meet in the Union Terrace public car park, and car share wherever is possible.

Walks: These usually last for 2 - 3 hours. For further details please contact Ken Searstone.

For more information please telephone 01904 794865

JANUARY    
Sunday 18th 10.00 am Morning Walk at Yearsley Woods. Meet at Yearsley to Ampleforth Road OS Ref 583752
Tuesday 20th 7.30 pm Indoor Meeting. Steve Race "Yorkshire coast Nature"
Sunday 25th 9.00 am Outing By Car. Local destination
FEBRUARY    
Wednesday 11th 7.30 pm Indoor Meeting. Jonathan Pomroy "Sketches of Ampleforth and around"
Sunday 15th 10.00 am Morning Walk at Appleton Roebuck. Meet roadside OS Ref 553423
Sunday 22nd 9.00 am Outing By Car: East Coast
MARCH    
Thursday 12th 7.30 pm Indoor Meeting. John Gardner "Wildlife, Wild Places"
Sunday 14th 10.00 am Morning Walk at Harewood House. Entry from Weadley OS Ref 299448 to Harewood Yard OS Ref 306448
Saturday 21st 9.00 am. Outing By Car: Spurn
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th   RSPB Members Weekend at York University.
APRIL    
Tuesday 14th 10.00 am Morning Walk at Hagg Wood & Hassacar Reserve, Dunnington. Meet Intake Lane OS Ref 679528
Tuesday 14th 7.30pm Indoor Meeting Ian Robinson "Koko Nor and beyond"
Sunday 26th 9.00 am Outing By Car Potteric Carr -Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
MAY    
Saturday 9th 10.00 am Morning Walk at Hawnby. Meet roadside by the church OS Ref 542894
Wednesday 13th 7.30 pm Indoor Meeting Ian Higginson "Saving Nature in the Humberhead Levels and Yorkshire Coalfields. Followed by the AGM
Sunday 31st 9.00 am Outing By Car Far Ings (Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
JUNE    

Tuesday 16th

10.00 am Morning Walk at Staveley (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust). Meet at reserve car park OS Ref 369629
JULY    
Sunday 19th 10.00 am Morning Walk at Wharram Percy (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) Meet at car park OS Ref 867644
AUGUST    
Sunday 23rd 10.00 am Morning Walk at Tockwith. Meet Prince Rupert's Drive OS Ref 463528
SEPTEMBER    
Thursday 10th 7.30 pm Indoor Meeting: Paul Hobson "The Wood"
Saturday 12th 10.00 am Morning Walk at Stamford Bridge. Meet at car park on right over bridge OS Ref 711555
Saturday 19th 9.00 am Outing By Car Teesside
OCTOBER    
Tuesday 13th 7.30 pm Indoor Meeting. Geoff Trinder "Trinidad and Tobago"
Wednesday 14th 10.00 am Morning Walk at Adel Dam (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) and Breary NR. Meet at Golden Acre car park OS Ref 274419
Sunday 18th 9.00 am Outing By Car Gouthwaite Reservoir
NOVEMBER    
Sunday 15th 10.00 am Morning Walk at Heslington. Meet car park by playing field. OS Ref 628499
Wednesday 18th 7.30 pm Indoor Meeting. Ian Newton "Ecuador - Birding Heaven"
Sunday 22nd 9.00am. Outing By Car East Coast
DECEMBER    
Wednesday 9th 7.30pm. Indoor Meeting. Tom Lawson "Deserts of India"

 


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