The name of this tiny mat-forming plant, Lesser sea spurrey Spergularia marina suggests it should be on the coast but what is it doing here in Rosedale? It has found itself sporadically along the old railway line on the west side heading north from Chimney Bank. It is usually found on coastal sands and salt marshes but is increasingly establishing itself on the side of roads where salt gritting takes place. Walkers’ boots then help it migrate on to tracks. It has tiny five-petalled flowers which only open for a few hours each day. Blink and you will miss it. Updale Natural History Recorder
Rosedale Community News
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.
In a tearful but happy occasion, the children, parents and friends of Rosedale Community Primary School said farewell to their much loved head teacher, Nicola Johnson. Nicola first came to Rosedale School in January 1991, taking over as head teacher from Diane Hughes. Then the school had 29 pupils. Now it has 22 in total with the number rising again and the fact that the school has survived at all is very largely down to the efforts of Nicola, as the chairman of the governors, Anthony Davies observed in his address.
The excellent Super Mobile Library visits Rosedale on Mondays throughout the year between 5 and 7pm, located by Abbey Stores and provides the opportunity for us to choose from a wide and varied selection of books as well as providing access to fast (up to 20 Mbs) broad band, so you or the kids can browse, download or upload at about ten times the speeds currently available here. The dates for the rest of the year are (all Mondays): 31 July, no visits in August, then 11 and 25 September, 9 and 23 October, 6 and 20 November and finally 4 and 18 December. Please note these dates in your diaries and use this great community asset because, as ever, if we don’t use it, we’ll lose it!
If you want to contact NYCC about any aspects of the service, call on 01609 533811 0r 01609 533829, or e-mail email@example.com
Becky Hebron has had a swarm of honey bees in a hawthorn tree alongside her chicken huts for a few days and it was safely recovered by our Rosedale beekeepers Sheila Gray and Pete Widlinski. It is getting late in the season for honey bees to swarm but obviously the queen was ready to move on and thousands of the worker bees duly followed. Wherever the queen lands to rest the workers gather around her forming a clump. Meanwhile scout bees are sent out to find a suitable place for the new colony to live. This swarm could be upwards of 10,000 bees.
Pete and Sheila had fixed sticks in the bottom of a cardboard box to which the bees could attach themselves as they had done in the tree. Suits donned and with great expertise the pair encouraged the honey bees in to the box which was then turned upside down and left on the ground close by for a few hours so that any loose bees could join the swarm through small gaps. The bees will then be introduced to a new hive. Grateful thanks to Becky, Sheila and Pete. Updale Natural History Recorder
Lyndsey Dale and Matthew Sanderson were married on a gloriously sunny Saturday 8 July in St Mary and St Laurence Church with Father Bill Godfrey officiating. The event had a farming theme with the groom’s party arriving in tractors and the groom, ushers and pages dressed very smartly in tweed and denim!
Best wishes to the happy couple from all in Rosedale.
Nicola Johnson – headmistress of many years for Rosedale School is retiring this term. Everyone is invited to her leaving tea party on 19th July 2.00pm in school. Anyone who would like to contribute to a leaving present please drop it into the school and any plates of sweet or savoury food would be much appreciated on the day. Thank you all and RSVP to 01751 417278
The coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 1 July 2017 raised £234 in aid of the Hartoft Chapel.
Thanks go to all the generous donors for the raffle and coffee and cake sales and to the Coach House team for the use of the inn.
Great spotted woodpeckers are sometimes seen on peanut feeders. However, at this time of year they may bring their young which is a real treat. The adult will take peanuts to a juvenile close by. The juvenile has a red crown and greyish breast and belly. Grateful thanks to a local resident for these stunning photos. Updale Natural History Recorder
The David Ross Foundation invites you to Westerdale Village Hall for a public talk by internationally renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy.
A chance to hear the artist speak about his wider practice and his ‘Hanging Stones’ project in Northdale Valley, North Yorkshire Moors.
Thursday 6th July
Westerdale Village Hall, Whitby YO21 2DT
All welcome, seating available on a first come first served basis
The festival was blessed by the weather gods and so the number of walkers was slightly up on last year, in spite of there being fewer walks in the programme. Over 80 walkers took part, aged from six to well over sixty, with most of them from outside the dale. Some images from the weekend:
Heartfelt thanks to all who organised this excellent weekend and to the walk leaders for making such a success of it.