St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

19 Jul

Derwenthorpe Wildwatch

Wed 19 Jul 2017 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Derwenthorpe, off Derwent Way, York, YO10 3NP

Please note this is a weekly event between March and end of October 2017, taking place at Derwenthorpe development in Osbaldwick (NOT St Nicks) – see address above. You can come to as many (or few) as you like. Please note that during summer school holidays these sessions will turn into Derwenthorpe Nature Explorers.

If you are running late on the day, please call Maria on 07542 070466 to find the group.

Meet outside the Derwenthorpe Super Sustainable Centre (YO10 3NP) and help discover the wildlife living in the natural space around Derwenthorpe. Sessions will be led by the knowledgeable & enthusiastic St Nicks staff, usually Maria Gill, who are passionate about nature. Together you will be looking out for the different wildlife including birds, insects, small mammals, plants and wildflowers in a range of habitats including hedgerows, scrub, dry and wet grassland, beck and ponds. Supervised children are welcome.

JRHT logoEach 3 hour session will include a spotting walk across the site recording all the species we find and a more detailed habitat or species survey such as a breeding bird count, small mammal survey, bee transect or a water quality survey. All followed by a cuppa and chat. The Derwenthorpe Wildwatch project is funded and supported by Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. You can find out what the group has seen by checking out the blog.

What to bring? No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn. Please do bring clothes appropriate for the weather on the day and binoculars if you have them.

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Free entry


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