Monthly Archives: January 2014

Firecrest at Smawthorne Marsh

William Hesketh’s regular watching of his local patch, Smawthorne Marsh in Castleford, paid off today when he found a firecrest amongst the hedgerows there. This tiny jewel of a bird is a rare visitor to the district and one to … Continue reading

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Snowdrops on show at Nostell

I guess most of us are agreed that so far this January it has either been too wet or too windy to really enjoy getting out to enjoy our local wildlife.  However, a brief sunny spell on Monday 20 January 2014 … Continue reading

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AGM report

This evening’s meeting was the society’s AGM and our president John Gardner breezed through this formality with his usual speed and good humour. There was some discussion about increasing the annual subscriptions due to the speakers fees and there was … Continue reading

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