BHE 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.
The “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.
Photo event at sunset on Hob Moor, February 4.
Sunday 4th Dec 6pm: Hob Moor Dog Walkers get together for Christmas drinks at The Cross Keys Tadcaster Rd.
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.
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.
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.)
Update on story below: On Monday morning Pat Walker, site manager, organised 6 of his builders to clear the rubble and put a protective fence around the tree. Thanks to all who were considering helping, but the work is done!
Summer foliage of Liquidambar; in the autumn, leaves turn gold to several shades of red.
The tree on the boundary of the Hob Stone Development that has builder’s rubble at its base has been identified as Liquidambar, a species rarely seen in these parts. Unless all of the caustic rubble is removed, the tree will slowly die.
Friends of Hob Moor has set up the following times this week for those who wish to help remove the rubble: Mon. – Fri. 9 – 10am and 6 -7pm, until the rubble is gone. A message will be posted here and on Facebook when the job is done and help is no longer needed. If you would like to help us, please bring a spade.
From Stephanie, Chairperson of FOHM: “While walking across the middle of the Moor this afternoon I saw 3 Skylarks ascend from the Moor to the sky singing.”
Sadly, we have to report this development in the buffer zone between the Hob Stone Housing and the Moor itself. Caustic builder’s rubble has been dumped against this tree which will kill it if left.