Founded 1889 – Affiliated to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

Glow-worm walk
Jun 25 @ 20:45 – 23:00

A chance to venture out and have an illuminating experience!

Meet: Hackness Village hall car park

Time: 20:45 23:00

Leader: John Hume

We will meet at Hackness and from there you can either car-share or drive in convoy to Bickley.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and a torch may be useful as sunset will be at 21:40.

In case of bad weather, please check our website and our facebook page.


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.

Pot Luck supper attempt 2 – 16th July
Jul 16 @ 20:30 – 23:00

We will try and have another go at Throxenby Mere for bats and possibly moths. All bits and pieces are still being sorted but put this date in your diary. Hopefully the weather will be better and we can see some nice bats and possibly moths. As before bring something to eat and drink. Meet at Throxenby Mere picnic site. If we have to cancel again we will post on the web site and facebook.

Hutton Buscel bat survey 19th July
Jul 19 @ 21:00 – 23:00

We are going to check the bat activity that we found around the centre of the village and also do some recording in Revenge Wood as the card in the bat detector there failed on our first survey. Please contact Nick Gibbons on 07790 113025 if you can help.

Deepdale Open Day 20th July
Jul 20 all-day

As most of you will know the Society has been doing a repeat of Peter Robinson’s 1993 botanical survey of Deepdale. Apart from the botanical survey we have also been gathering records of as many other groups as possible and will also have a bat survey there on 9th August. To ‘celebrate’ FC are having an open day on the site and all members are invited. Hopefully we should also be able to generate some more records for the site on the day so bring your field guides etc!  Exact timings, access etc will be posted when finalised.

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  (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Talk by Alison Evans