Weds 11th May. There is a Woodland Visit to survey for species with a view to creating a new Local Wildlife Site. The planned Grassland survey is cancelled, possibly to be re-scheduled, as the meadow flowers are late.
This is to Parrock Wood, and Height Wood, west of Hebden Bridge. Meet just off the A646 main road just after the Eastwood Sewage works on the bridge that crosses the Rochdale Canal a few miles west of Hebden Bridge. Grid ref. SD968261. Park on the main road.
Time 10.30 am for 10.40. Bring a packed lunch.
Hugh Firman, Calderdale Conservation Officer, leading. Tel.07712867610
Saturday 14th May. The annual HSS ramble to Rishworth to see the very reliable Little Owl (sometimes the pair) and the Native Daffodils. Unfortunately the daffodils were in full flower a few weeks ago and are probably mostly over. This was due to a very mild early winter.
Many other interesting species to see and beautiful scenery.
Bring a packed lunch. We eat outside so a damp-proof sitting layer is useful.
Meet at Mill Fold (Bowling Green) Car Park off the B6113 at Ripponden.
10.30 for 10.40. Steve Blacksmith leading. Tel 07715005379