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Saturday, November 19th 2016

Yesterday evening was our second event with John Webster giving a photographic presentation called ‘A Tree, a Leaf, a Blade of Grass’ for the benefit of Foxglove Covert LNR. With 70 folk supporting the event it was a busy evening with the excellent presentation covering stunning landscapes of Iceland, Namibia, USA, and France amongst others.


Glennis who had organised the event received a bouquet of flowers from Sophie our Management Group Chairman as a ‘thank you’.

After the massive meal the raffle was called. Susan Shaw, the winner of the main prize, was presented with a limited edition print by John Webster.

Thank you to all that attended, but particularly to John Webster for his time.

Today, being Saturday, was a mixed bag especially as we had 20 of the 1st Wensleydale Cubs attending the reserve in anticipation of working toward various conservation badges. We had prepared for the day earlier in the week, with the additional bonus of a ringing demonstration.

The group was split into two, with one team going to Risedale Beck to do some manual conservation work, and the other to learn about garden birds, as well as a tour and an explanation of bird boxes. After an hour of these activities they swapped over.


Once back at the Field Centre there was a brief explanation of moth trapping, and also wildlife monitoring.

before finishing the day with making bug hotels,

and pine cone bird feeders.

All in all it was a good day for everyone.

Thank you to Tony, Jenny and Joel for their time with the Cubs during the ringing, and to all that helped with the event last night.


 


(1) Comments:

Zara responded on 24th Nov 2016 with...

I was one of the cubs that came to visit and I liked it


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