Thank you to Granville Danny Clarke, who invited us to his Wildlife Meadow, Pye Flatts at Hoylandswaine. The meadow is a registered SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Danny as usual made us very welcome, he was offering drinks to club members to raise a toast to two members Liz and Brian Parkhurst who have sadly passed away.

Liz was an encyclopaedia when it came to plants, on a club outing she could name any plant you was photographing. Also she was a very good herbalist, no need for doctors medicines with Liz. She was highly respected in the club, she was someone who always had time for you. 

Brian was an excellent photographer having many years experience including teaching it at university level. Brian could give you the best settings for your camera without using the meter. As the President of the Camera club he always, when asked, gave his words of wisdom and guidance. 

Everyone had an enjoyable evening, the weather was very kind to us. Although we’ve had a lot of rain, on our visit the rain had subsided with the sun making an appearance. The members headed in different directions equipped with various lenses from standard zooms to telephotos to macros.It was quite site to watch, with some following the insects, whilst others enjoyed the different flowers and others enjoyed the landscape. Everybody went home with very full sd cards in their cameras.