Founded 1889 – Affiliated to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

Jun
7
Fri
Hutton Buscel bat survey 7th June
Jun 7 @ 20:45 – 23:30

A point survey of the village coinciding with the open garden weekend. The village is also planning to erect some bat boxes as part of their village improvement scheme. Contact Nick Gibbons for details of meeting point (nicholas.gibbons123@btinternet.com).

Jun
11
Tue
Bats and a pot luck supper – Throxenby Mere
Jun 11 @ 20:00 – 22:30

Bring a few snacks and drinks and enjoy a social evening and watch bats hunt over the Mere. Contact Nick Gibbons for further details  (nicholas.gibbons123@btinternet.com).

Jun
15
Sat
Orchid Day – 15th June
Jun 15 all-day

A chance to see a good range of local orchids. We will be out all day at various sites to see how many species we can find in a day, repeating a day that John Hume did a few years ago. Looking for double figures at least if we can. Car sharing will be a good idea to make things easier getting from site to site so watch this space for details of timing for departure.

Jun
25
Tue
Glow-worm walk @ To be arranged
Jun 25 @ 20:45 – 23:00

A chance to venture out and have an illuminating experience!

Jul
2
Tue
Nightjar walk
Jul 2 @ 21:15 – 23:00

A chance to see some of these strange birds and other birds and animals of the twilight period. Time and location to be arranged. Note there is a chance we may combine this Nightjar walk with the Glowworms walk the previous week (25th June). This will depend on a recce later this month of potential sites. Watch this space for further information.

Jul
26
Fri
Brompton by Sawdon bat survey
Jul 26 @ 20:15 – 22:45

This is now confirmed. Meet at Brompton Village hall at 8.15. There will be a bat talk prior to the survey and villagers are being invited to participate. Contact Nick Gibbons for further details  (nicholas.gibbons123@btinternet.com).

Aug
9
Fri
Deepdale bat survey 9th August
Aug 9 @ 19:45 – 22:15

This will be  point survey to back up the repeat of the 1993 botanical survey of this site by Peter Robinson that we are repeating this year. Meet at Bickley Gate car park at 19.45. Contact Nick Gibbons for further details (nicholas.gibbons123@btinternet.com).

Aug
23
Fri
Low North Camp for bats and moths
Aug 23 @ 19:45 – 22:45

This date has now been confirmed. Meet at the entrance to the site at 19.45. Contact Nick Gibbons for further details (nicholas.gibbons123@btinternet.com).

Sep
3
Tue
Keldy ponds for bats and beavers
Sep 3 @ 19:00 – 22:00

This will be a chance to see what is happening on this site with the proposed beaver introduction and also carry out a point survey for bats. This will be limited to 12 persons max. If it is over subscribed a second date may be arranged. Contact Nick Gibbons for details of meeting point (nicholas.gibbons123@btinternet.com).

Sep
10
Tue
An introduction to ferns @ St Catherine's Hospice training suit
Sep 10 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Talk by Alison Evans