Saturday, 17 June 2017

Open day pt1

Great weather for the launch of the new facilities and walks at Tophill Low today.  Huge thanks to the volunteers who helped out and the exhibitors and organisations supporting us.  An early start for the gang:
Some of the excellent stands on offer - Hull Hedgehog hospital:

These orphaned hoglets need continuous care and feeding every 30 minutes:
Irresistible to all...
But hotly contested by East Yorkshire Bat Group:
 Kirsty the bat - too injured for release but looked after by the group and helping to promote bats
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust:
 Highfield Farm - local accommodation with a wildlife twist:
 Birding with Flowers, Nature Tourism Triangle, RSPB Wildlife explorers, East Yorkshire Rivers Trust, Tophill Education service:
 Pond dipping, Natural England, Trust for Conservation volunteers:
 Humberside Police rural crime unit:
 Tom updates the list for the day!:
And drawing the British Trust for Ornithology raffle - some great prizes on offer including free membership for one lucky winner! - Thanks to Mike Hessay for organising:
 Lukas showing one of the big attractions of the day - the roosting adult tawny:
 And youngster:
 Francis Bell captured a cracking picture earlier in the week:
 And one of the roe fawns about:
 Large-flowered hemp nettle - showing great on the meadow:
 Pyramidal orchid:
And stand of bees:
Grass snakes, little gulls, marsh frogs and broad bodied chasers all on show too.  

So hopefully much of the same tomorrow. In addition to Yorkshire Coast Nature, Yorkshire Red Kites, East Yorkshire Archaeological society - pop down for a great summertime experience.