Strensall Common, just north of York

This is a large heathland site that we have visited several times in the past. It has birds such as Wood Lark, Tree Pipit, Green Woodpecker & Cuckoo. There is plenty to interest botanists. It is rich in insect life & is the only place in England to hold the nationally rare Dark Bordered Beauty moth. An excellent site also for fungi. Many species can be seen at this time of year incl. colourful Russulas eg Yellow Swamp Brittlegill.
The site can be very wet after heavy rains so boots are usually essential. I would also suggest insect repellant!

Leader John Gavaghan 
Minibus transport; depart Culture Fusion 9.10am*/Unitarian Church 9.30am. Low Moor pick up    Cost £11