Update on the Becks


20180126_105449The Environment Agency have cleared the becks, (still more to do although not as invasive further along the Triangle), I know it looks rather invasive but it has been left many years and now for flood prevention in York the directive is that becks be maintained. They will be maintained each year but only gently in future and the time of year is crucial for the protection of wildlife. Be assured that Friends of Hob Moor and the CYC will monitor this closely. One tree had to be cut following advice from tree preservation. As you will see  the chippings were spread at the entrance to the Moor at Holly Bank Grove to help combat the mud that frequently collects there. As I have walked around the beck areas, I have really noticed the activity of birds that seem quite happy and busy at this time of year, so I am not unduly concerned.

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New Noticeboard at Windsor Garth (2)

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New Noticeboard at Windsor Garth

Everyone Welcome!

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Dringhouses Scouts Community Action Day

DringhousesScoutsDringhouses Scouts recently worked on Hob Moor, cleaning, painting, litter-picking and installing bug hotels: “Over 60 young People from Dringhouses Scout Group have been busy looking after some outdoor spaces in their neighbourhood as part of a Community Action Day…” For the rest of the article and many photos, go to http://dringhousesscouts.org.uk/2017/11/13/scouts-do-their-best-for-hob-moor/

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Meadow Pipits Sightings!

pipit 2 sRecently there have been sightings of 3-4 Meadow Pipits on the Moor. Please let us know of other sightings!

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Reminder: AGM is on the 18th Oct

agm17The Eighteenth Annual General Meeting of the Association of the Friends of Hob Moor will be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at West Thorpe Methodist Church, West Thorpe, York, YO24 2PW. Parking is available.

Views across the Moor, sunsets, mists and snowy scenes on cards for sale for Christmas gifts. Pop in and buy some before meeting starts.

This year at 7.00 pm, before the formal business begins, our guest speaker will be Dan Sidley founder of the Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital. Dan will be speaking about the work of the Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital which is the only dedicated 24-hour swan sanctuary in the North of England. You can read more about the sanctuary herehttp://www.ysrh.org.uk.

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Annual General Meeting

agm17The Eighteenth Annual General Meeting of the Association of the Friends of Hob Moor will be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at West Thorpe Methodist Church, West Thorpe, York, YO24 2PW. Parking is available.

This year at 7.00 pm, before the formal business begins, our guest speaker will be Dan Sidley founder of the Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital. Dan will be speaking about the work of the Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital which is the only dedicated 24-hour swan sanctuary in the North of England. You can read more about the sanctuary here http://www.ysrh.org.uk.

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Hob Moor – Early Morning!

John Johnstone of Red Shutter Photography likes to go out on Hob Moor first thing in the morning. The ten photographs in this slideshow show why! Many thanks to John who sends these pictures as a courtesy to the Friends of Hob Moor.

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Presence on the Moor

Friends Presence on The Moor – a chance to chat to Friends of Hob Moor. Saturday 2 September 10am to 12 noon. Meet at the Hob Stone memorial on Little Hob Moor.

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Reminder: Butterfly Walk on Hob Moor

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Painted Lady

Saturday, July 22 at 2:00 – Butterfly Walk with Tony Fairburn, a perennial favourite event!

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