Welcome to the LDV NNR ringing blog, this blog is designed to share the experiences, findings and tales from a group of dedicated ringers. We specialise in conservation orientated research projects, largely focusing on wildfowl, waders, owls and birds of conservation concern, in and around the Vale of York NNR's.

NB - Whilst the purpose of this blog was initially designed to cover our nationally important wildfowl ringing activities, regular readers may have noticed the increase in posts detailing wildlife found across the valley (ranging from plants, fungi, butterflies, dragonflies & other invertebrates). Ringing posts will hopefully resume over the winter months, and will run alongside wildlife and work posts.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

19/11/17 - NNR team meeting

Within Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire we are fortunate to have some fantastic NNR’s in our ‘patch’ from the series of 224 nationally, from the iconic landscape of Ingleborough and Malham Tarn in the dales, to the ancient veteran oaks of Duncombe Park near Helmsley and the steep valley sided woodlands of Forge Valley near Scarborough. ‘Our’ NNR’s also include the windswept, dynamic and constantly changing Spurn Point, the extensive reed beds of Far Ings on the south bank of the Humber, and the large expanse of raised peatbog covering Thorne, Hatfield and Crowle Moors  making up the Humberhead Peatlands near Doncaster. All the sites mentioned here are managed by a range of organisations – the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Carstairs Wildlife and Countryside Trusts, the National Trust and Natural England. 

With us all working to achieve the same aims, it paved the way for bringing everyone together, and so last week we were delighted to be able to host the first meeting of all the field staff involved in the management of these sites. Skipwith Common NNR was chosen as the meeting point, and so after a morning of exploring how we could work more effectively and efficiently together to deliver our shared aims, we had an afternoon visiting the Common, and helped to clear scrub on the open heaths as the informal networking continued. Some great ideas were discussed and developed – many thanks to everyone for their input on the day. 




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