Andy Chapman, local Sustrans employee and one-time ornithologist from the RSPB, has offered to host an early morning bird walk along the cycle track next to the village if enough people are interested.
If you would like to join him please let us know – including any dates you could not make and how early you would be prepared to get up!
Please leave a comment below with your thoughts and preferences, and if there’s sufficient interest we’ll arrange a date and let you know.
This is one of a number of events that York Greenways are preparing in an effort to get more local residents involved in the upkeep, improvement, and enjoyment of this local amenity. At the moment the group are busy improving the biodiversity of the route between Bishopthorpe and Naburn by the control of invasive Himalayan Balsam and the planning and seeding of native wildflowers. The Greenways team see a lot of local residents when working but get the feeling very few know what they are about, and that new volunteers would be enthusiastically welcomed. There must be some in the village who would like to get involved – they don’t need to be experts and there is a great range of tasks that need doing. Take a look at the Greenways website at http://www.yorkgreenways.org/ for more details on what sort of schemes are going on at present.