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Friday, 11 November 2016

Secrets of Mammals

There will be a walk with members of the Mammal Society and Halifax Scientific Society this Sunday 13th November. Meet 10.30am in the road next to Heathfield Preparatory School, Rishworth. Just off Oldham Rd, opposite the bus turning circle and the war memorial. We may not see any animals, but hope to learn about their tracks and signs they leave as evidence they are there.

1 comment:

Steve Blacksmith said...

My mistake - our two friends that led us, Anne and Robert, are part of Yorkshire Mammal Group, only affiliated to the Yorkshire Mammal Society.

We had a great walk, quite slow and short, but over rough, rocky, slippy and muddy riverbanks. We did about 2 miles with a picnic break back at the cars half way through. Arrangements differ on walks. Longer walks, over 5, up to 7 miles, we bill as "hikes", and don't do these very often.

We found only one dropping that could have been Otter, but as it wasn't very fresh, will need further analysis. We hope to have some definite Otter spraint to look at at the Christmas Social on 13th Dec. See our programme on this blog. We saw lots of other fascinating things including a re-sighting of the Parasitic Bolete on Earthball, which we Peachysteve found in September