Tree, Bats & Fungi Walks at Bingley St Ives

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Friends of St Ives Bingley LogoHere are some exciting guided walks organised in Bingley St Ives Estate this Spring by the Friends of St Ives, one of the local organisations linked to us.

For these events you will need good footwear as pathways are often wet and slippery. Also: please bring suitable clothes for the weather. No charge is made for events but donations to the society are always welcome.

Tree Walk

St Ives Estate is a remarkable place for its different species of trees. Did you know that one of the oak trees used for the reconstruction of York Minster after the 1984 fire came from St Ives? A true testament of the quality of the species found on the estate! On this walk, Ian Butterfield will take you around the woodland area to show you some of the best specimens.

Yew Trees in St-Ives Estate, Bingley

Spooky yew trees at St Ives!

Meet: 14:00pm at Friends of St ives Visitor Centre

When: Saturday 22nd April 2017

Location:

Cross Gates Lane
Harden
Bingley
BD16 1AT

Grid reference: SE091389

Bat Walk

The latest of annual walks to see our population of bats. This will be led by Ian Butterfield and starts at 19:15 at the visitor centre on Friday 1st September 2017. If we get a lot of people and the coach house is available, then we may move to the old coach house. The meetings start with a talk about bats followed by a walk to see some. If you own an electronic bat detector, then bring it along but otherwise you should be able to borrow one. From the small Pipistrelle to the Daubenton’s bats that skim across Coppice pond, they are all a wonder to see. When watching the bats skim across the pond, a powerful hand lamp is useful, so bring it along if you have one.

View of Coppice Pond in Bingley St Ives

Coppice Pond is a regular bat spot in Bingley St Ives Estate

Meet: 19.15pm at Friends of St ives Visitor Centre

When: Friday 1st September 2017

Location:

Cross Gates Lane
Harden
Bingley
BD16 1AT

Grid reference: SE091389

Fungi Walk

This is another annual event, looked forward to by the Friends of St Ives. We meet at 13:30 at the bottom car park (the one close to the main entrance to the Estate) on Sunday 8th October. The walk is led by Bob Taylor an expert on fungi. Even on bad years we have found a huge variety of species and on good years have over filled a table top with finds. They range from the toxic to the edible plus more than a few that whilst they will not poison you, do not taste very good. You may find it handy to have: A sharp knife, some grease proof paper and a few plastic (lunch size) boxes. With these items you can save finds for further research at home.

Fungi Walk - Bingley St Ives

Massive Bounty! A filled table top with finds after the fungi walk

Meet: 13.30pm at St ives Estate, Bottom Car Park

When: Sunday 8th October 2017

Location:

Cross Gates Lane
Harden
Bingley
BD16 1AT

Grid reference: SE100389

Can’t make any of these walks? Why don’t you check our calendar of guided walks in Bingley

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