High Batts

Tuesday 8th May, 2018
north of Ripon

This is a private reserve set up in 1973 located on the west bank of the River Ure and within the Norton Conyers Estate. Since 1983 it has formed the northern section of the Ripon parks SSSI. Essentially it is a woodland habitat with ponds. It has an impressive bird list and the flora is abundant and diverse; perhaps we may see the Common Star of Bethlehem. Moth trapping has recorded over 400 species. Five species of Amphibia and a wide range of mammals are on record including the occasional sighting of otters. We will be guided around this new site by the site chairman. A donation would be appreciated. 

Leader: Steve Casling and Sally Tetlow
Minibus transport; depart Unitarian Church 9.30am. Cost £9.