FRIENDS OF OAKHILL ~ PROTECTING GOOLE'S NATURAL HISTORY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

LATEST EVENTS

At Oakhill Nature Reserve we pride ourselves in our open days. We have something for everyone.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018, WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 7PM

Friends of Oakhill Annual General Meeting 2018

Wednesday 12th September, @ 7.00 pm

Friends of Oakhill Ltd will be holding the 2018 AGM in the Café Lounge at the Goole Leisure Centre. Refreshments will be provided.

Members of the public welcome.

DRAGONFLY WATCH, SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 10AM - 1PM

Join members of the Friends group and ERYC countryside access rangers to have a walk round the reserves many ponds and pools looking for and identifying the many species of Dragon and Damselflies that live and breed there.

Meeting point Oakhill Nature Reserve Car Park, Tom Pudding Way, Goole.

(near Tesco Distribution Centre).

Please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear for this Countryside Event

Please book via www.eastriding.gov.uk/events or telephone in office hours 01482 395320

OAKHILL POND SAFARI, SUNDAY 8TH JULY 10AM - 1PM

Explore the pond and discover the creatures lurking in its murky depths! From the safety of the shore see ferocious water scorpions, curious water stick insects and amazing dragonfly nymphs. All equipment provided.

Meeting Point at Oakhill Nature Reserve Car Park, Tom Pudding Way (next to Tesco Distribution Centre) Goole DN14 8GA.

Please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear for this Countryside Event, and bring along a drink and a snack, all littler needs to be taken home with you.

To book this event you will need to visit East Riding Yorkshire Council website:

Events.eastriding.gov.uk or phone 01482 395320 during normal office hours.

GUIDED HERITAGE WALK AT OAKHILL

Hello all Friends of Oakhill. I am working with Glen Widdowson to set up a free, guided heritage walk which will look at the history and archeology of the Oakhill site.

The date is yet to be finalised but would likely be on a Friday in July. The walk would be conducted by former Dr Jon Kenny, a very knowledgeable and experienced community archaeologist.

.If there is sufficient interest, this could lead to a series of Day schools or evening classes and the chance to take part in an excavation on the site.

If you would be interested in either the heritage walk or classes, please drop me a line at jthompson@wea.org.uk

Jools Thompson

Early Season Dragonfly Walk. Sunday 10th June 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Join members of the Friends of Oakhill, and local Odonata enthusiast for a walk around one of the premier sites in the area for Dragon and Damselflies..

Please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear for this Countryside event, bring a  drink and a packup if you wish, booking is not necessary for this event just turn up on the day.

Meeting  point: Oakhill Nature Reserve Car Park, Tom Pudding Way (next to Tesco Distribution  Centre.) Goole DN14 8GA

SPRING DAWN CHORUS

SUNDAY 6th MAY 5.30am START

Here’s one for the  ‘Early Birds’ no pun intended,  join our own Friends of Oakhill Rangers for an early morning wander around the Reserve just as the native inhabitants are waking up.

Make sure you bring your camera and binoculars.

Meet at the Oakhill Nature Reserve Car Park, off Tom Pudding Way, Goole, next to the Tesco Distribution Centre.

Booking not necessary.

Time:  5.30 am

Please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear for this Countryside event, bring a flask with something hot in it and also a packed lunch (breakfast) if you wish.

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 

SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Imagine being lost in the wilderness without a map or compass to help you navigate to safety. Don’t panic, help is at hand! On this fascinating event you will discover the ways nature can help guide you home. You’ll never be lost again!  With outdoor pursuits leader Brian Bate.

Meet at the Oakhill Nature Reserve Car Park, off  Tom Pudding Way, Goole (near  Tesco Distribution Centre.

Please ensure suitable clothing and foot wear is worn for this Countryside Event.

To book this event  please   go to East Riding of Yorkshire website  at  events.eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone Events Booking 01482 395320

Winter Wander

Sunday 17th December 2017  2017 10.00 – 13.00

Come along to Oakhill Nature Reserve and join us in the last event for this year, enjoy  a festive ramble around the reserve, forget about the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, instead take time to look at the wildlife and soak in the winter colours.

Enjoy a hot chocolate and mince pie with us before heading for home.

Meeting point at Oakhill Nature Reserve Car Park, Tom Pudding Way, Goole DN14 6XL

Please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear for this countryside event.

Booking for this event is through   events.eastriding.gov.uk

Habitat Management in the Birch Woodland

Sunday 19th November 2017 10.00 am – 15.00 pm

Join the Oakhill rangers for a day of habitat management in the birch woodland. All equipment provided. Wear outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch

Meeting at Oakhill Nature Reserve Car Park, Tom Pudding Way, Goole DN14 6XL

Friends of Oakhill Conservation Day

Sunday 24th September 2017 - 10.00 - 15.00 - Oakhill Nature Reserve

Join us to do some essential work at the brick ponds. Incliding cutting the small meadows and erecting signs.

Snaith Summer Market & Pollington Fun Day

The Friends of Oakhill Fundraising Team recently manned stalls at The Snaith Summer Market in Snaith which took place in June, and The Pollington Fun Day which took place in July. Certainly dates for your diaries for the 2018 season, a great time was had by all and of course we raised valuable funds that go towards the upkeep of the Oakhill Nature Reserve.

Pollington Fun Day Sunday 16th July 12.00 - 7.00pm

Pollington Fun Day Sunday July 16th 12 noon – 7.00 pm

Members of the Friends of Oakhiill Team will be manning a stall at this event,

come along to meet the faces behind the scenes, and show your support it promises to be a great day, lots of activities going on here.

Picnic in the Park - Hook

The Friends of Oakhill will be manning a stall at this event, please come along and give us your support.

Hook Park – Sunday June 11 – 1 – 4pm 

SPRING BIRDWATCH SUNDAY 30TH APRIL 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM

Join members of the team and Richard Baines from Yorkshire Coast Wildlife for a wander round the site. Look and listen for the birds that make Oakhill their home including newly arrived Summer Migrants like Cuckoo and Turtle Dove . Please wear sensible clothing and bring a packed lunch.

Make sure you bring your camera and also a pair of binoculars if you have them.

Meeting point Oakhill Nature Reserve Car Park, off Tom Pudding Way (near Tesco Distribution Centre) Goole  DN14 6XL.

To book this event please visit events.eastriding.gov.uk.

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