Lots of events in the April members' newsletter , including the opportunity at 6pm on April 2nd, this Friday, to hear and learn about he night sky in a “Space Travel online experience” with Steve Tonkin who has the grand title (it could come straight from Star Wars) of Dark Sky Advisor to the Cranborne Chase AONB.
Truth to tell, Steve has a life-long passion for astronomy that alerted him to the effects of light pollution, and works to consolidate and strengthen the standing of Cranborne Chase as an International Dark Sky Reserve.
This is a Young Nature Watch event, but all our members are welcome (and non-members, too, if you pay a visitor fee).
A review of our recent harvest mouse survey and our owl pellet workshop was published in the Wiltshire Mammal Group newsletter (here, p. 9).
YNW celebrates the first day of Spring on Sunday, 21 March by getting down to earth with a Toad Patrol on Swallowcliffe Down.
I love my toads! Very much welcome in my garden, seeing off slugs both great and small as in this photo. I realised why that excellent dish Toad in the Hole was so named, when I found one hunkered down in his hole at the base of a rose.
Young Nature Watch (YNW) is a branch of the Tisbury and District Natural History Society (TNHS). Our first event was on July 2020.
YNW is free for under-21s! Young people always have priority at any of our activities but accompanying adults are required for under-12s. Whenever possible, we will aim to split attendants into three different groups:
- Families with young children
- Teenagers only
- Young-at-heart of all ages
For adults, annual membership for the TNHS (£10) or a £2 fee per event (for non-members) is due.
YNW activities are organised by Inés Lopez-Doriga and Izzy Fry (find out more about how it all started in Focus, p.27).
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