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Events etc via Judith Allinson

—   Events in Brief:  —

1. Fri 12 March: 7.30pm Yorkshire Naturalists Union (YNU) Zoom Chat
– open to members of YNU and members of affiliated societies (e.g. Craven Conservation Group,
YWT, Upper Wharfdale Field Society, Harrogate Naturalists)

2. Sat 13 March: Settle Action for Climate Emergency Conference: 10.30am by Zoom: Including:

  1. Neil Heseltine – Chair of Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
  2. Anna Clayton/ Melanie Fryer – Food Futures in Lancaster
  3. Chris Lodge/Carol Douglas – Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s ‘Together for Trees’ project
  4. John Forbes Cumbria Action for Sustainability’s ‘Zero Carbon Cumbria’ project

3. Thur 25 March: YNU talk on Nosterfield Nature Reserve.
4. Fri 26 March: YNU Zoom Chat 7.30pm 

5: Mon 19 April: Craven Speakers Club – by Zoom:  (Note no meeting on 5 April).
6: Other speakers clubs in our area are also meeting by zoom: They all welcome visitors:

7. Covid Vaccinations at Settle starting shortly – would you like to volunteer to help?

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—  Events in Detail:  —

1. Fri 12 March: (7.15 for) 7.30pm YNU Zoom Chat

– open to members of YNU and members of affiliated societies
(e.g. Craven Conservation Group, YWT, Upper Wharfedale Field Society).
Tonights minitalks include – propagating orchids; freshwater life under the high power microscope;  Introduction to YNU; plants.
But the main thing is to have plenty of time for chat and discussion.

Meet people from across Yorkshire with interests in wildlife.
7.15 Assemble: 7.30: breakout rooms to meet people from across Yorkshire – in small groups of 4 people
7.45: Four sets of four mini talks plus 6 min questions on a variety of topics.  See ynu.org.uk for the link,
or visit bit.ly/YNU-Zoom-Chat or go direct at 7.15 to
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88911847778?pwd=SGVVcGZ4UkpNM2dHR1Vha0NWRkhSQT09

 

Alder catkins (taken today)  They too have male “yellow lambs tails”  and the female flower are red

Hazel catkins  – the female flower is the green bud with red stigmas sticking out.  Low Bentham Churchyard ten days ago:

Close up of alder female catkins against mm graph paper. These will become the cones.

 

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2. Sat 13 March: ‘Growing the Green Recovery’

‘ACE Settle are holding their Spring (virtual) conference this Saturday
‘Growing the Green Recovery’ 10.30-1.15pm.

Programme:

10.30-10.45: Zoom registration

10.45-11am: Welcome Sarah Wiltshire ACE Co-ordinator

11-12pm Speakers:

  1. Neil Heseltine Chair of Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority;
  2. Anna Clayton Food Futures in Lancaster,
  3. Carol Douglas Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s ‘Together for Trees’ project and
  4. John Forbes Cumbria Action for Sustainability’s ‘Zero Carbon Cumbria’ project

12.00 – 1.00pm:
Break, participant discussion and question preparation
Panel Discussion, questions and answers
1.10 – 1.15: Closing remarks and notices Sarah Wiltshire.

Arrive between 10.30-10.45 for Zoom registration – just to make sure that you have arrived
okay and are familiar with the Zoom controls. The conference will begin at 10.45.
Attend by using this Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89214980259?pwd=ejFmWGhHczV0a2pkZTZRVFJtMkxoUT09
Meeting ID: 892 1498 0259
Passcode: 258348
Any queries email ACE Co-ordinator Sarah Wiltshire on acesettleandarea@gmail.com

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3. Thur 25 March: YNU talk by Simon Warwick on Nosterfield Nature Reserve.

Book early through Eventbrite or via http://ynu.org.uk
These (free) events usually “sell out” before the closing date

Simon Warwick, the Director of the Lower Ure Conservation Trust, will give a
presentation on the history and wildlife of Nosterfield Nature Reserve.
This former sand and gravel extraction site has been transformed into
a wonderful wetland reserve. Learn more about its development, management
and the diversity of wildlife it supports.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nosterfield-nature-reserve-tickets-144751787493

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4. Fri 26 March: YNU Zoom Chat 7.30pm

– open to members of YNU and members of
affiliated societies (e.g. Craven Conservation Group, YWT)
visit bit.ly/YNU-Zoom-Chat or see Item 1 above for the link.

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5: Mon 19 April:  7pm Craven Speakers Club -by Zoom:  (Note no meeting on 5 April).
www.craven-speakers.org.uk – ask me for the link.

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6: Other speakers clubs in our area are also meeting by zoom:

Ask me for details.

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7. Covid Vaccinations at Settle starting shortly – would you like to volunteer to help?

St John’s Methodist Church Settle is to be used for local vaccinations in Settle

organised by the  Ingleton Pharmacy. Volunteers needed to help. Contact Rev Tim Broughton
tim.broughton@methodist.org.uk     01729 822554 The application was made by Raj Ali,
the Pharmacist at Ingleton Pharmacy, who will coordinate and run the centre and manage the clinical processes.

We hope to start as soon as possible, but the success of the hub here in Settle will rely
heavily on volunteers who can help with its smooth operation. We are looking for volunteers
to help to marshal inside and outside the building and to help run the vaccination process
to allow the clinicians to administer the vaccines. The days and hours of operation will depend
greatly on the supply of vaccines, but we are hoping to run on two or three days a week, both
midweek and at weekends. As a volunteer you may be willing and able to offer whole days or
a half days, but all offers of help and support would be hugely welcome and appreciated.
In particular, if you have clinical experience / qualification, then please do let Raj know.
If you would like to help make this work, we would love to hear from you as soon as possible.

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5. Book online for a covid vaccination – and go to Lancaster / Morecambe. Burnley etc

I finally went to  book online last fortnight and went the next day to Lancaster Town Hall.
It is very easy to book online. Parking at Lancaster? There is a car park on the left straight straight
after the town hall: £1-50 for one hour £2-50 for three hours. Or you could choose to
have a day out in Morecambe or Burnley..  It saves the worry of waiting, which could be
several weeks. And you can book online in the middle of the night – You don’t have to hang around
waiting just in case Settle surgery might phone you.

The Settle scheme above at St Johns is part of this national NHS scheme.
They too, like Settle surgery will be dependent on when vaccine is available.

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Best wishes from

Judith Allinson

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