Volunteers are urgently wanted to help the Bilton Conservation Group with clearing large patches of Himalayan Balsam in the area of Grange Quarry- (behind Pets at Home/B&Q off the A59 Skipton Road). We are meeting up on 29 July 2017 at 10am and will finish at approximately 12mid-day.
The Great British Clean will be held across the U.K. this March.
Our late and much respected member Ian Wallace was a renowned botanist who had performed many botanical surveys as a volunteer with the National Trust at Fountains Abbey and throughout Nidd Gorge with the Bilton Conservation Group.
Grove Academy – working near Willow Wood
Mike Gurney, NYCC Countryside Ranger and Keith Wilkinson MBE, Honorary Secretary inspect the new Bilton Beck Bridge which was officially opened on 17th August 2016; re-opening this popular Public Right of Way which had been closed on safety grounds since the violent storms of 2015.
Storm Barbara and some smaller gales brought similar problems to Nidd Gorge as the river Nidd Levels rose dramatically, bringing down trees and piling debris against the Burgess Bridge again. Thankfully our Boardwalk and Footpath repairs held up well and river bank damage was slight.
Download the Autumn 2016 newletter here.
Bats are very important , they keep the population of moths steady. Most bats eat moths. Some bats pollinate flowers.