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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Funday at St. James the Deacon Church, Woodthorpe

Hello SummerDrop by and see our table at the Funday, St. James the Deacon Church, Woodthorpe, this Saturday from 1:00-4:30pm.

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West Bank Park Summer Fair

imageCome see us at West Bank Park Summer Fair, July 9 from 1-4pm! @westbankparkyork

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Flowerings on the Moor!

Here are a couple of photos by the stream at the side of the Triangle and a lovely Honeysuckle and Vetch in flower — spot the bees if you can.

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Woodthorpe Primary Visit

Recently Stephanie Luxton visited 60 Year 1 children at Woodthorpe Primary School.  After a little talk, the children gave some lovely responses all about Hob Moor.

This was followed by a craft activity (supplies provided by FOHM) which really went down well, and the children had something to take home and a leaflet too to their parents.

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May Events on and around Hob Moor

calendar-clipartThis is a reminder of the events we have planned for May. If there are additions or changes, they will be announced here, on Facebook and on Twitter.

  • Thurs. 4th May 9am-10am Litter Pick.
  • Tues. 9th May  7pm-8pm Litter Pick.
  • Sat. 13th May 10am-11am Litter Pick.
  • Fri. 19th May 7:00pm Mayfield Nature Walk lasting approximately an hour and a half. Three local experts will lead a walk around the Mayfield Grove, the Railway Pond and woodland area. Meet at the yellow railings

All Litter Pick events to meet at the Lidl entrance to Hob Moor. Please bring gloves.

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Enjoyable Dawn Chorus Walk

Dawn Chorus17Eight early-risers accompanied Barry Bishop of the York RSPB onto Hob Moor and the Railway Pond on Saturday. Plenty of birdsongs were heard and 21 species were either seen or heard (or both:) Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coot, Goldcrest, Great Tit, Herring Gull, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Long-Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Robin, Song Thrush, Starling, Wood Pigeon, Wren. Have I missed any, anyone? Thanks to Barry Bishop for leading the walk and sharing so much interesting bird information with us.

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