Founded 1889 – Affiliated to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

Broad Head Farm bat survey
Aug 10 @ 19:45 – 23:15

Meet at top of the public road north of Givendale Head Farm at SE 8944 8770 at 19.45. There is a drive to the site through the forest so please make sure you let Nick Gibbons you are coming so as not to leave anyone behind.  We know here is some good bat activity here and Noctules have been found roosting in the nearby bat boxes. Again the plan is to erect some additional boxes at the farm depending on what we find.

Low North Camp bat survey – second visit
Aug 17 @ 20:15 – 22:45

This is the second visit for this site which has been shown to have a good range of bats. As before enter the site through the metal gates on the left after crossing the stream and park in bays just down the concrete road. Entrance is at SE 9474 9522

Bat walk at Staindale lake @ Lower car park adjacent to the lake
Aug 21 @ 20:15 – 22:45

A repeat of last years successful event and a joint meeting with Ryedale Nats.

Cropton Cabins bat survey
Aug 24 @ 20:00 – 22:30

A brief survey was done here in 2017 and four species of bat were identified using the site. The data was used to assist in the gaining of a conservation grant for the site. The survey will aim to identify the best location to site the boxes funded by the grant. Meet at the Cabins car park at SE 7570 9180 at 20.00hrs.

Bird watching from Bridlington on the Bridlington Belle
Sep 2 all-day

This is an RSPB trip. Details can be found on the RSPB web site.


Rob Stark and Nick Gibbons will coordinate lifts etc taking as few cars as possible but it will be the individual’s responsibility to book and pay for the event.

Please contact Rob Stark or Nick Gibbons if you are interested.


Keys Beck bat survey
Sep 7 @ 19:30 – 22:15

This is a repeat survey from 2017 where we found 3 species of bats but surprisingly no activity over the water bodies where we would expect Daubenton’s bat to be active. The eather was not ideal in 2017 and hopefully we will be blessed with better see what bats are suing the site. Meet at the Forest gate at SE 8006 9636 at 19.30hrs.

Whale watching
Sep 9 all-day

This visit will be from Whitby with ‘Whitby Whale Watching’ ( It is usually a 4hr trip. Details of costs etc are on the web site.


Between Rob Stark and Nick Gibbons we will arrange lifts to Whitby, taking as few cars as necessary. It will be the individual’s responsibility for booking and paying for the trip but we will coordinate lifts, times etc. and ensure the day runs smoothly.


Please contact Rob Stark or Nick Gibbons if you are interested