For those looking to get closer to nature this month, East Riding of Yorkshire Council's countryside access team has arranged four events across the area.
There will be a Hedgelaying Conservation Day at Danes Dyke Local Nature Reserve on Saturday, 17 November, between 10am and 3pm. It will be a chance to join in, learn new skills and practice the old art of hedgelaying. Learn how to lay a hedge and recreate a habitat for wildlife for years to come. Meet at the overflow car park on the reserve, on the right side of the exit road, at any time between 10 am and 3pm. This event is free, and suitable for adults (young people aged 16-18 can attend if accompanied by an adult).
On Sunday, 18 November, there will be a chance to 'Plant a Tree for Wildlife' at Millington Wood Local Nature Reserve near Pocklington, from 10am – 12.30pm. The annual tree planting day will allow participants to plant a tree on the reserve and help conserve this ancient woodland for future generations. All trees and spades are provided. Participants should note that the planting takes place on steep slopes. The event is free.
There will be a Conservation Day on Saturday, 24 November at Oakhill Nature Reserve, off Tom Pudding Way, Goole, from 10am – 3pm. The day will be an opportunity to join the Oakhill rangers for activities including tree planting on the nature reserve. The activity offers a unique opportunity to spend time in the peaceful wetland on the nature reserve which is only open to visitors at certain times of the year. Find out how to coppice the young willow stems and take part. Suitable for all abilities and participants can just stay as long as they wish. All equipment will be provided, and participants should wear outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Meet at the reserve car park. The event is free
Sunday, 25 November will feature the Oakhill Circular – a chance to join forces with The Ramblers, led by Don Stuart, and discover the nature reserve around Oakhill and venture along the canal towpath on an eight-mile circular walk. Meet at 10.30am at the car park at the Oakhill Nature Reserve off Tom Pudding Way in Goole. Tickets for this walk cost £3.50 for adults; £2.50 for adults over 60 and children under 16; and £9 for a family ticket (up to two adults and three children).
All these events must be booked in advance, either online at www.bridspa.com/events (click on Venue, then Sports, Play & Countryside Events) or by calling 0-1482 3953420 in office hours.
Photo is Oakhill Path