I’M GETTING to the end of drawing the maps for my latest book so no time to draw
today, except at the start of this evening’s Wakefield Naturalists’ Society meeting,
as people reported what wildlife has been seen locally during the last month.
The most surprising migrant is a male Cetti’s Warbler which is still hanging around,
and still singing (in the rhythm of Beethoven’s Fifth symphony; ‘Dum-Dum-Dum-Derr’)
at a local nature reserve.
Tonight’s talk by Roger Gaynor was about the Yorkshire Dales National Park, established
as recently as 1954. Local government boundary changes have resulted in large portions
of it now being in the county of Cumbria.
While parts of the Dales are very familiar to me, I realise from Roger’s talk that
there are many corners that I’ve missed out on so far.