Founded 1889 – Affiliated to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

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
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.

May
22
Sun
Silpho for botany and butterflies
May 22 @ 09:30 – 13:00

Take a walk around Silpho to look for plants and butterflies. Contact Nick Gibbons for details.

Jun
7
Tue
May lily survey – search June 7th
Jun 7 @ 19:00 – 21:30

The May lily has always been one of the iconic species for Forge valley and we have no recent records so here is a chance to look for it and see if it is still present.

 

Details of the exact meeting place TBA.

Jun
14
Tue
Langdale for Glowworms
Jun 14 @ 21:30 – 23:30

A chance to see Glowworms and possibly some other creatures of the twilight and darkness such as Nightjars. Contact John Hume 07717 220152 if you are interested. Will organise lifts where possible.

Jun
21
Tue
Ellerburn evening walk
Jun 21 @ 21:00 – 23:00

A chance to see Glowworms and possibly some other creatures of the twilight and darkness such as Nightjars. Contact John Hume 07717 220152 if you are interested. Will organise lifts where possible.

Jun
26
Sun
In the footsteps of William Smith Walk – June 26th
Jun 26 @ 10:30 – 15:30

A circular walk following the route laid out in Peter Robinson’s booklet starting at the small car park above near Suffield  on the road to Suffieldm Ings Farm ( SE980899 ). It will be a mix of geology and botany. You will need stout shoes and a packed lunch. It is quite hilly in places and around 7km in total. Contact Nick Gibbons 07790 113025 if you are interested.