Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.
The Rosedale History Society will be conducting the second of this year’s history walks on Sunday 19 May, starting at the White Horse Farm Inn (Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2012) car park at 2.00pm. The route will go from there to the ironstone mines at Hollins, then up the ridge to Ana Cross and then to Bank Top to look at the historic railway and mining remains there, as well as evidence of Rosedale’s role in the Cold War.
The walk will last around three hours and finish back at the White Horse Farm Inn. All walkers are encouraged to have appropriate wet weather clothing and sturdy hiking footwear.
All are welcome and the walk is free, but contributions to the RHS are always welcome. Further details are available at http://rosedale.ryedaleconnect.org or ‘phone on 01751 417071.
A great sight to see dippers along the River Seven here in Rosedale and they are nesting already. They can endure quite harsh conditions but there is a tendency to move downstream from upland areas in winter. The male and female are identical in appearance. They bob and curtsey when perched on rocks and feed on invertebrates from the river, diving, swimming and even walking along the river bed. They tend to nest on the river bank and the nest is about the size of a football. Upland Natural History Recorder.
Wheatear near the Iron Kilns, East Mines
A Meadow Pipit foraging near the Iron Kilns at East Mines
There is plenty more wildlife to be seen on or near the walks and pathways in the dale, so make the best of the weather. And thanks to the Updale Natural Historian for acting as spotter!
This fantastic male marsh harrier was here over Rosedale this last week. It obliged for about ten minutes flying low over the moor.
Plenty of people are looking out for it. Lets hope it’s safe here in Ryedale. Updale Natural History Recorder
Police are investigating the shooting of the female buzzard, which was found just north of Kirbymoorside in Farndale.
PC Stewart Ashton from North Yorkshire Police said it was likely more birds have been killed in the area.
He said: “This is the fourth buzzard reported to have been shot in Ryedale over the past four months. This figure alone is disturbing but due to the hidden nature of the crime, this figure will not be a true portrayal of the number of raptors being killed.”
In 2011 the RSPB named North Yorkshire as the UK’s worst black spot for crimes against birds of prey, saying there were more incidents recorded in the region than in Scotland, Wales and all of England’s southern counties combined in 2010.
Species including goshawks, red kites, hen harrier and peregrine falcons have all been targeted by shooting or poisoning in the past few years.
According to the charity nearly 75 per cent of those convicted of bird of prey crimes had ties to game shooting and an interest in removing potential predators from grouse moors.
They have submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Environment Audit Committee stating there is a “strong body of scientific evidence” linking raptor persecution with upland moors managed for grouse shooting.
So if you are out walking the moors this Bank Holiday and find evidence of dead raptors, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Full articles below
There will be a Coffee Morning at the Coach House tomorrow (4 May) between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.
This is by kind invitation of Daphne and Howard, and is a fundraiser for the church.
There will be a cake stall and a raffle, and Rosedale Swing Band will be there to entertain us.
Sunday 19th May
A Hog Roast at 1pm at Rigg End Farm Tickets £5 and must be purchased in advance, followed by a Duck Race at Hartoft Bridge Farm at 2.30pm Ducks are £1 each. Parking available.
Full details in the poster below.
What a delight to hear the song thrush at dawn. This one in Updale starts before 5am and belts out his song for what seems like hours. He’s back well before dusk with his full repertoire. Happy days. Updale Natural History Recorder.
THE 2013 AGM WILL BE HELD IN THE UPDALE READING ROOM
ON THURSDAY 23RD MAY AT 7PM.
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND