Founded 1889 – Affiliated to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

Jun
27
Thu
Glow-worm walk – Note Change of date to Thurs 27th
Jun 27 @ 20:45 – 23:00

NOTE DUE TO BAD WEATHER FORECAST THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY 27TH JUNE

 

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.

 

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.  Meet at Reasty Bank car park (Grid ref SE965944)  at 9.15. Contact Nick Gibbons on 07790 113025 if the weather looks unsuitable.

Jul
16
Tue
Pot Luck supper – 16th July Cancelled for this year!
Jul 16 @ 20:30 – 23:00

We have now found that July 16th clashes with an FC meeting which will take priority for most of the committee so we will leave this event for this year and try again in 2020.

Jul
19
Fri
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.

Jul
20
Sat
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.

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 @ 20:00

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 (SE911911)  at 20.00. 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 (SE948953) at 19.45. Contact Nick Gibbons for further details (nicholas.gibbons123@btinternet.com).

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

Please note that due to Cath going in for a back operation the beaver visit will be rearranged for a future date. We will still carry out a bat survey to see if we can identify what all the Natterer’s we find in the boxes are doing. Meet at the site at 7.00pm (GR SE776908) . Contact Nick Gibbons (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