Discovering Wass Natural History Weekend
Friday April 27th – Sunday April 29th
A programme of talks, walks and exhibits including moth specimens collected by Dr Archie Heron who lived in Wass for many years and collected daily data on the moths here.
All the events and activities are free and will take place in or start from Wass Village Hall.
For some numbers may be limited and therefore booking may be advisable.
These are indicated with *
For more information or for booking events please contact:
Tony or Linda 01347 868703 firstname.lastname@example.org
6.00pm Private Reception
6.30 Opening of exhibitions
7.00 Bat talk and walk* Mr Simon Bassindale NY Moors Ranger
7.30 Moths introduction and trapping Dr David Chesmore
10.00 Moth Talk and release of moths Dr David Chesmore
11.00 ŌBirds of WassÕ talk / local walk* Mr Barry Bishop
11.00 Wass Lodge Mr Giles Scott
(The architectural drawings of
Stapylton Lodge, planned but
2.00 Smallholding with Shetland Sheep Mrs Heather Mundall
3.00 Flora of the roadside verges -walk* Mrs Jill Magee
7.30 Moths introduction and trapping Mr Patrick Wildgust
10.00 Moth trap checking Mr Patrick Wildgust
10.30 ŌBirds of WassÕ talk / local walk* Mr Barry Bishop
11.00 Rock and fossil show N.E Geological trust
1.00 Dragon flies Talk Mr Keith Gittens
2.00 Geology walk * Mr Mike Windle
3.00 Flora of the roadside verges- walk* Mrs Jill Magee
4.00 Closing of exhibitions
Artist in residence - Laraine Simpson
Local artist Laraine Simpson works in oils, pastels, watercolours and a variety of drawing materials. She will be working as artist in residence on Saturday and
Sunday to inspire us with some images of the weekend. She will also run some
Saturday 10.30 – 11.15am ChildrenÕs art workshop*
Sunday 10.30 – 11.15am Open Workshop*
Sunday 2.00 – 2.45pm Adults workshop*
* Indicates that booking is advisable.
Local schools are involving their children in a competition to produce work related
to wild life. This includes drawings, stories or poems appropriate to their age.
As much as possible of their work will be on display over the weekend and we
will be giving small prizes to the best.
Refreshments will be available on Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 3.30pm
We are grateful to the following for help with funding the event:
North York Moors and Coast Leader Project
Ryedale District Council
NY Moors Lime and Ice Project
We are also grateful to York Museums Trust (Yorkshire Museum) for the loan of
some of Dr Archie HeronÕs moth specimens and to Shandy Hall for the loan of