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Happy New Year from Judith A

HAPPY NEW YEAR   from Judith Allinson – via her email

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1. Go for lots of walks

2. Join Craven Conservation Group

3. 1-4 Jan = BSBI New Year Plant Hunt – there are still 2 days left to
do this. https://nyph.bsbi.org/

4. Mon 4 Jan 7.30pm_ Craven Speakers Club – by Zoom – membership free
this term. We are just meeting on the 1st Monday of each month.

5. Tue 5 Jan 7pm and Wed 6 Jan 10am: BLS Lichens Chat and Improvemnet
Groups – for Beginners and Intermediates – Fortnightly Zoom meetings
Ask me for details

6. Sat 9 Jan: Action for Climate Emergency Settle – (10.30-) 10.45-12
Green Cafe – by Zoom. http://acesettleandarea.org/  ask Sarah
Wiltshire <acesettleandarea@gmail.com> for the zoom code

7. Thur 14 Jan 7.30pm: YNU Zoom talk: “Yorkshire’s Top Ten Grasses – and
workshop on how to recognise grasses using vegetative features – led
by Judith Allinson – Book early by going to https://www.ynu.org.uk/

8. Thur 21 Jan: Craven Conservation Group Mosses workshop by Zoom – Please
contact Tamsin Candeland <t.s.candeland@gmail.com>

9. SETTLE WILDFLOWERS AS SEEN ON LOCKDOWN WALKS

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Other notes:
Jill’s Indoor Exercise Classes have had to stop.
St John’s Methodist Church Settle physical services have stopped.- but
there is the main Sundays Service on Facebook at 10.30 and coffee morning on
Tuesday by Zoom
St Alkelda’s Church Giggleswick is holding Evensong for Epiphany on
this Sunday 3 Jan at 6pm at the church
Ian Greenhalgh was due to run 21 miles of the new walk St Alkeda’s
Way on 1 Jan to raise money for running Anglican Churches in this
area. You can sponsor him here:
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ian-greenhalgh?utm_term=EpR7awWMM

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Here is an email to wish you the very best for 2021.

It looks like we are going to continue with a period of
lockdown for the  beginning of the year.

1. I encourage those of you who, like me, have been going on
lots of extra local walks to put on your warm clothing and
continue doing so. It clears the brain and spirit.. And it
is nice to get back into the warm afterwards.

You will already have found it is worth it!

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2. If you live near Settle and are not a member of Craven
Conservation Group do consider joining. It enables you to
join our email discussion group which enables people to keep
in touch. I was delighted last week when Linda and Graham sent
in a picture of “Hair Ice” – Which I have seen on a couple of
frosty mornings over 40 years.
www.craven-conservation-group.org.uk

Last month Tamsin gave an excellent zoom introduction for
identifying mosses. She is leading a practical workshop next
month (by Zoom) on Th 21 Jan- if you are interested do contact her.

3. 1-4 Jan = BSBI New Year Plant Hunt – there are still 2 days left to
do this. https://nyph.bsbi.org/  It is for everyone, not just BSBI
members. I went for a walk on 1 Jan in Settle and saw c 36 species in
flower. I  still have to send in the total list to be put up on their
map- which is three more than last year.-  Two or three of the flowers
I had hoped to find had been taken by the frost.
If you go for a walk somewhere do send in your results,
even if it is just half a dozen.

 

 

 

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4. Speaking in public, or the idea of it, makes many people afraid.
But as we learn tips for improving, public speaking becomes good fun.

CRAVEN SPEAKERS CLUB removes that fear.

Due to the fact we are not hiring the club room this spring,
but are holding meetings on Zoom, CRAVEN SPEAKERS CLUB is able to
offer FREE MEMBERSHIP this spring term.

This is an excellent opportunity to come to our meetings, learn tips,
and have a go at giving a mini speech and take part in impromptu
speaking sessions if you wish – or just listen.

If you are one of our former members do consider coming back again
even if just for an odd session – And prospective members and visitors
– do give it a try.

Our meetings are at 7.30pm on the first Monday each Month. Ask me for
the Zoom link. Mon 4 Jan.

www.craven-speakers.org.uk

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5. Tue 5 Jan 7pm and Wed 6 Jan BLS Lichens for beginners and
Intermediates – fortnightly Zoom meetings – Ask me for details

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6. Sat 9 Jan: Action for Climate Emergency Settle – (10.30-) 10.45-12
Green Cafe – by Zoom. http://acesettleandarea.org/  ask Sarah
Wiltshire <acesettleandarea@gmail.com> for the zoom code

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7. The Yorkshire Naturalists Union is an important society.
I would also encourage everyone interested in Natural History
to join. https://www.ynu.org.uk/

I am giving their January Zoom Lecture on 14 Jan:
“YORKSHIRE’S TOP TEN GRASSES
AND HOW TO IDENTIFY THEM USING VEGETATIVE FEATURES.”

Part of this is based on a talk I gave to Austwick Field Society
on Austwick’s Top Ten Grasses. And part of it is practical work
enabling you yourself to learn skills for identifying grasses.

You need to book early to make sure you get a place. (Last
month’s talk on Brockadale booked up long before the date of
the talk – They can only have 100 people in the Zoom session)

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8. Thur 21 Jan: Craven Conservation Group Mosses workshop by Zoom – Please
contact Tamsin Candeland <t.s.candeland@gmail.com>

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9. SETTLE WILDFLOWERS AS SEEN ON LOCKDOWN WALKS  – my blog – has
almost come to an end as I reached Day 100 on Christmas Day
with Red Dead-nettle and Herb Robert on Constitution Hill 1 min
walk above the Coop.
https://rainforest-save.blogspot.com/2020/12/settle-wildflowers-day-100-happy.html

After the carol singing on Langcliffe Green at 9.30am, and the
service at St John’s in Settle at 10am, I went to photograph the
Red Dead-nettle, and then the Goat Willow in Ashfield Car Park.

Then I walked to Settle Station specially to go and stand on the
station footbridge.

It is a wonderful viewing point. As good as the London Eye. I had
the whole station to myself –  the electronic sign informed me “no
trains on Christmas Day”. I could see north and south, east and west.
As I turned, for virtually every degree of the 360 degree view, I
could see a different walk I had made during the year, each one
revealing new secret lichens and flowers…

There are just a few gaps to fill in in the blog .. Then I’ll have
more time to report on Settle’s Lichens

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Best wishes for 2021

Judith

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