Category: Indoor reports

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Rafflesia

Do you know what flower, “Smells more repulsive than any buffalo carcass in a state of advanced decomposition?” Can grow to 1 metre in diameter? And is named after Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles who...

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Birds and Red Squirrels of the YDNP

Why would farmers in the Dales opt for less cost-effective options for cutting their hay meadows? Because they have bought into the Agri-environmental scheme operated within the National Parks and wish to conserve species...

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Nature of Britain

The charity shops of Ilkley should be on red alert: many of the Society’s photographers may well have decided to throw in the towel and simply get rid of their cameras in despair at...

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AGM & Freda Draper tribute

Chaired by Peter Riley, office holders took members through the reports and accounts of the society. Membership and finances remain healthy. Finances include a generous gift of £2000 from the son of the late...

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Get recording

The meeting on March 14th was billed as, ‘ what Wharfedale Naturalists is all about – recording and conserving our wildlife throughout the dale.’ The recorders for weather, birds, butterflies, bees and insects and...

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Pennine adders, reptiles and amphibians talk

Long-time member David Alred’s presentation was entitled ‘Pennine adders, reptiles and amphibians’. His photographs stretched back to the 1980s, when he first began to investigate our local adders. David is a proper field naturalist,...

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Caucasus & Rocky Mountains report

An enthusiasm for extreme mountain walking combined with an interest in Botany and photography took WNS society member, Alan Schofield, to two very different but equally challenging, mountain ranges, one in the Caucasus in...

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Tuesday talk 24th January

The first of this evening’s presentations was by Iain Jones, Headmaster of Menston Primary School. The Society has been partnering the school for some years, supplying advice and funding to help it to encourage...

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Rodley Nature Reserve talk

Rodley Nature Reserve in the Kirkstall Valley (LS13 1HP and open to visitors on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4pm),was the subject of the Wharfedale Naturalists evening lecture on Jan 10th....

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Wildlife of the Scillies

5 inhabited islands, 500 uninhabited, 100 named rocks, 800 shipwrecks (the worst of which saw 2000 souls perish), 26 SSSIs, A Special Protection Area and Ramsar site, an Important Bird Area, 1000 inhabitants, hundreds...