Bug Hotel Making on the Moor!



Gathered wood for the bug hotels

This Saturday, April 8 at 10:00am, there will be a bug-hotel making event on the Moor behind Lidl amongst the trees. Please wear gardening gear and gloves. Children are welcome with supervision from parents. [Edit: There was a disappointing turnout for this event so time was spent gathering wood for the bug hotel-building event on a date to be announced.

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Litter-Pick Dates

litter-pickAlthough we know that some people like to help us with litter-picks on their own, we would like to continue offering Friends Litter Picks. The following are the next few dates and times:

Monday 24th April 6.30pm-7.30pm

Thurs 4th May 9am-10am.

Tues 9th May  7pm-8pm

Saturday 13th May 10am-11am

All dates to meet at the Lidl entrance to Hob Moor. Please bring gloves.

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Mark Your Calendars!

calendar-clipartHere is a list of upcoming events on the Moor! Further details such as meeting places will be forthcoming.

April 29: Bird Walk (leader – Barry Bishop)  06:00

May 19: Nature Walk (leaders – Malcolm Cresser & Steve) 19:00

June 10: History Walk (leader – Elizabeth Smith) 14:00

June 17: Family Picnic  16:30

July 9: West Bank Park Summer Fair  13:00 – 16:00

July 22: Butterfly Walk (leader – Tony Fairburn)  14:00

Sept 2: Presence on the Moor  10:00 – 12:00

Oct 18: AGM (Special Talk – Swan Wildlife)  19:00

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BHE Agricultural Contractors

FencingOnMoorBHE Agricultural Contractors have been installing fences around Hob Stone Development recently. Simon who owns BHE is also the owner of cattle who graze the Moor in the summer, and will update his Facebook page with news about the cattle.

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March 25th Event

brochureThe “Presence on the Moor” scheduled for March 25 between 10am – 12noon (listed in the Autumn newsletter) has been postponed. We will post a new date when it is decided.

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Sunset Photo Event

Psunsethoto event at sunset on Hob Moor, February 4.

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Christmas Get-Together for Dog Walkers

Sunday 4th Dec 6pm: Hob Moor Dog Walkers get together for Christmas drinks at The Cross Keys Tadcaster Rd.

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Moor to Life in Local Link

In the December issue of Local Link, Hob Moor is featured in a Treasure Hunt “Moor to Life,” which is a guided walk from the Knavesmire to Hob Moor. It can be found on pages 24 – 25.

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Litter Pick and Cross Keys Social

On Saturday 12th 9 members did a litter pick on Hob Moor and collected 6 large black bin liners worth of rubbish. Thanks to city council for collecting them at various entrances. An event advertised in Sept Newsletter.

Sunday 13th at 6pm a few of us met in the Cross Keys on Tadcaster Rd and had a very interesting conversation together regarding Hob Moor and the care we want to continue to give it. An event advertised in Sept Newsletter.

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Photos by John Johnstone

Local photographer John Johnstone of Red Shutter Photography has been taking some stunning photos this past summer on Hob Moor. He has kindly sent us a number of shots to enjoy. Here’s a sample. (Clicking or tapping a photo in the gallery will enlarge it.)


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