Ripon Wetlands

We are now frequent visitors to this easy to access reserve that is bordered on the west by the canal. It has butterflies inc.l Common Blues, lots of botanical interest & bird hides.
A locally scarce insect the Red-eyed Damselfly is to be found on the canal lily pads. Walking is on the flat.
If time allows we may visit the nearby Quarry Moor NR (a magnesian limestone site) that holds some rare/scarce plants incl. Thistle Broomrape.               

Leader: John Gavaghan
Minibus transport; depart Culture Fusion 9.10am*/Unitarian Church 9.30am. Pick up at Stone Trough   Cost £10