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June 2021 Local Events

***  EVENTS IN BRIEF ***

1. 1-30 June – Go Wild – Do Something out doors every day in June.
2. Churches Count on Nature Week 5-12 June
3. Eco-Explorers Walk Fri 4 June 10am
4. Friday Evening: 7.30pm – YNU-Zoom-Chat Meeting
5. Sat 5 June – Open day for visitors at Sharow Churchyard, Ripon
6. Sun 6 June: Horton Churchyard: Messy Church: 3pm
7. 7-11 June: Low Bentham Churchyard:Churches Count on Nature Week.
8. Wed 8 June: Sharow Church Biodiversity Challenge Day for Churches Count on Nature – Experts there to help
9. Sat 12 June: Zoom: Action on Climate Emergency Settle Green Online Cafe: Starting 10.45 am – solar panels, batteries, heat-pumps etc.
10. Settle Swimming Pool – now open

***  EVENTS IN DETAIL ***

1. 1-30 June – Go Wild – Do Something out doors every day in June.
https://www.ywt.org.uk/30-days-wild

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2. Churches Count on Nature Week 5-12 June
https://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/get-involved/expression-of-interest-in-churches-count-on-nature-2021/churches-count-on-nature-faqs/

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3.  Eco-Explorers Walk Fri 4 June – This walk is for families with children and is an extension
of the Churches Together in Settle Project we held in 2019.
Meet at Settle Swimming Pool Car Park at 10am . Bring a picnic lunch.
The morning walk will involve visits to various places including  the Malham Tarn boardwalk and
Winskill Stones Plantlife Reserve, and some nature activities en route.
The walk will be led by Judith Allinson and Sally and Keith Waterson.
It is likely we will have lunch at 1pm and finish by 2pm but we will see how we get on. We may go on an extra section in the afternoon.

Please contact Sally Waterson if you would like to come.
0775 3618381
sally@thewatersons.org
(or myself)

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4. Friday Evening: 7.30pm – YNU-Zoom-Chat Meeting organised by the Yorkshire Naturalists Union
(YNU) for members of the YNU and for people who are members of local natural history societies.
There will be a short talk by Roy Crossley on Dolichopodidae (Long-Legged Fies). Then we will
have a session in breakout groups so you can choose to go to “Birds”, Insects” “Flowers” etc
according to the interests of those who come.
www.bit.ly/ynu-zoom-chat

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5. Sat 5 June – Open day for visitors at Sharow Churchyard, Ripon for “Churches Count on Nature Week”
Sharow Churchyard has some old grassland with haymeadow flowers – an oasis in an otherwise agricultural area.
Possible moth trap emptying at 9.30am (not absolutely sure on that). Guided walk.
Childrens activities such as den building.
https://thestrayferret.co.uk/sharow-church-sets-the-public-a-biodiversity-challenge/

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6. Sun 6 June: Horton Churchyard: Messy Church: 3pm Please bring your own picnic and a Teddy.
One of the activities will be finding and naming wildflowers. There will be other nature activities.
Families welcome. Sally and I are going too.

I am happy t meet up with people at 2.30 at Settle Swimming Pool Car Park if that is helpful.

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7. Mon 7-11 June: Low Bentham Churchyard is taking part in Churches Count on Nature Week.
You are invited to visit the churchyard by yourself and record any flowers or wildlife you see.
There will be boards to write results in the porch and some information.

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8. Wed 8 June: Sharow Church Biodiversity Challenge Day for Churches Count on Nature
https://thestrayferret.co.uk/sharow-church-sets-the-public-a-biodiversity-challenge/

On Wednesday June 9, volunteers will count the number of species that call the churchyard home.
Wildlife experts will be on hand most of the day to show members of the public how to count species, and
to answer their questions. Starting with opening of the moth traps at 9.30am
(I hope to be there in the afternoon looking at lichens)

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9. Sat 12 June: Zoom: Action on climate Emergency Settle Green online Cafe: Starting 10.45 am
Zoom meeting ID: 6255547892 password 123
You will hear from an ACE member with experience of generating and using their own energy
in Settle, taking advantage of battery storage. Facts and discussion on solar panels,
feed-in tariffs (or not)  heat pumps etc.

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10. Settle Swimming Pool.
https://www.settleswimmingpool.co.uk/swim/timetable/

This is open again. You  book online but once you’ve done it once it is very quick.
They seem to have a maximum of about 9 or 10 per session — So it does not get overcrowded.
That is really good
You are only allowed 45 minutes altogether – including getting out and dried. You are asked to
wear your swimming costume under your clothes when you go in to save time. I recommend it!

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