Founded 1889 – Affiliated to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

Feb
8
Tue
Monitoring Bats by Nick Gibbons 8th Feb 2022 @ Scarborough Rugby Club
Feb 8 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Most people are aware of the bird monitoring schemes but are unaware of the situation with bats. Here is your chance to find out how we do it and how you can take part.

 

Mar
5
Sat
Spring bird watch Langdale Forest March 5th
Mar 5 @ 09:30 – 14:30

A quiet walk to see some spring birds. Meet at entrance to Langdale forest on the West Side Road at SE930927 . Contact Rob Stark on 07737400962 .

Mar
8
Tue
Moths with Allan Rodda and Philip Winter 8th March 2022 @ Scarborough Rugby Club
Mar 8 @ 19:30 – 21:00

A chance to find out how our local moth population is getting on and how it is changing with our climate.

Mar
25
Fri
Silpho pond survey 25th March @ Silpho
Mar 25 @ 19:30 – 20:30

A check on how the amphibians are getting on in the recently cleared pond at Silpho. Contact Nick Gibbons 07790 113025 for details.

Mar
26
Sat
Adders March 26th
Mar 26 @ 09:00 – 13:00

A chance to see how the Adders are getting on at May Beck. Meet in the May Beck car park at 9.00. Please wear stout shoes as some of the walking can be off prepared footpaths – this is optional. Contact Rob Stark on 07737400962

Bat monitoring at Old Fat and Past It pit March 26th
Mar 26 @ 18:00 – 23:45

There is a chance of Brown long-eared bats swarming in early spring and we intend to see what we find at this site after having success with the autumn swarming last year. It will be a long night and warm clothing plus RED torches, a flask and sandwiches. Please contact Nick Gibbons on 07790 113025 if you are interested.

Apr
8
Fri
Adder Walk – Cropton April 8th
Apr 8 all-day

In addition to our Adder walk on the 26th March Andrew Hutchinson has kindly offered to take a group to see some of the sites he monitors on Friday 8th April.

 

It is likely to be in the Cropton area and involves driving on Forest tracks. Numbers of cars will be limited so we may have to limit numbers. This walk may be of interest to anyone wanting a more in depth knowledge of our reptiles or especially those who may want to help in monitoring. The last trip was a full day.

 

Contact Carole Watson if you are interested 07428 007018

Apr
12
Tue
Dragonflies of the Scarborough district – John Hume 12th April 2022 @ Scarborough Rugby Club
Apr 12 @ 19:30 – 21:00

A chance to get to know your local dragonflies.

Apr
16
Sat
Cropton and Keldy bat box checks 16th April
Apr 16 @ 14:00 – 18:00

Meet at Cropton Cabins car park (SE 757 917) at 2.00pm. We will be doing some updates to the boxes at Keldy with 10 modified boxes as a trial. Please contact Nick Gibbons at nicholas.gibbons123@btinternet.com if you are interested. You will need to book for this event and numbers will be limited. We will be checking the boxes using endoscopes and only removing a limited number of bats for training purposes to reduce the potential for covid transmission.

There is a requirement for all members attending this event must be fully vaccinated and we will be asking for evidence of this at the start of every event.  In addition to this any PPE specified i.e. masks and nitrile gloves, hand wash will all be supplied but the event leaders.

Apr
24
Sun
Dalby bat box checks 24th April
Apr 24 @ 10:00 – 15:30

We are going to check the three sets of boxes in Dalby and Pexton bank. Meet at the entrance to the Forest Drive at the Pickering end at 10.00am (Grid Ref – SE 848 855). Bring a packed lunch. Please contact Nick Gibbons at nicholas.gibbons123@btinternet.com as we will need to know who is coming regarding covid arrangements. We will be putting additional ppe and handling requirements in place to limit the chance of us transmitting covid to the bats.

There is a requirement for all members attending this event must be fully vaccinated and we will be asking for evidence of this at the start of every event.  In addition to this any PPE specified i.e. masks and nitrile gloves, hand wash will all be supplied but the event leaders.