Strensall Common

Submitted by julia on Tue, 26th Mar 2019, 3:13pm
just north of York

This lies to the east of the village of Strensall which is just a few miles north of York. We last visited on 20th Aug 2013 when we surveyed the section to the west of the railway track. This time we intend covering the north-easterly portion where it is hoped we may catch sight of the extremely rare Dark-bordered Beauty moth at its only English location.
Birds on site in June include Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit and Woodlark. There is botanical, butterfly and dragonfly interest on this large area of SSSI lowland heathland.
Walking boots strongly recommended as the site can be very wet, some sections even waterlogged, after heavy rains.

Leader: John Gavaghan 
Minibus transport; depart Unitarian Church 9.30am.  Cost £9