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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.
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.
This 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.
Eight 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.
Stephanie Luxton, chairwoman of Friends of Hob Moor will be visiting three local schools in the coming weeks to talk to children about the Moor, its future, and its care. The three schools are Dringhouses to talk to 150 children, All Saints to talk to 180 children, and Woodthorpe Infants to do a talk and craft activity with 5/6 yr olds.
Saturday 29th April will be the very popular Dawn Chorus walk with Barry Bishop, leader of York RSPB. Meeting at 6am by the yellow railings near the tunnel, this fascinating walk is well worth the early start. Forecast is dry and cool – but not cold!
Two upcoming events:
- Sunday 16th April we are holding another photo event, this time to take photos of the Sunrise. We will be meeting at 5.40am so it won’t interfere with any Easter celebrations. We will be meeting at the bench on the Moor just through the railway tunnel.
- Saturday 29th April will be the very popular Dawn Chorus walk with Barry
Bishop. Meeting at 6am by the yellow railings near the tunnel, this fascinating walk is well worth the early start.
Photos courtesy of John Johnstone of Red Shutter Photography
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.
Although 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.