Founded 1889 – Affiliated to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

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 10 @ 16:45 – 20:45

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

Ravenscar tunnel bat survey 13th Jan 2019 @ Ravenscar NT vsitor Cenre car park
Jan 13 @ 10:00 – 12:30

We will be doing a  bat hibernation survey on the tunnel. It is likely to be cold and also wet underfoot so warm clothes and stout footwear essential. You will also need a good torch.

Meet at the NT visitor Center park at 10.00am.

Cropton and Keldy bat box checks
Apr 21 @ 10:00 – 14:00

Meet at Cropton Cabins car park at 10.00am. Contact Nick Gibbons re car sharing from Scarborough.

Wykeham, Broadhead and Dalby bat box check
Apr 27 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Meet at Hackness village hall at 10.00am.

Field visit to RSPB Bempton
May 7 @ 18:00 – 21:00

A chance to sea the seabird colony at Bempton cliffs. This is an evening visit to replace our normal Tuesday night meeting with a field trip. Contact Rob Stark for car sharing. Note the visitor centre is not open at this time. Meet in RSPB carpark.

Hutton Buscel bat survey 7th June
Jun 7 @ 20:45 – 23:30

A point survey of the village coinciding with the open garden weekend. The village is also planning to erect some bat boxes as part of their village improvement scheme. Contact Nick Gibbons for details ( Meet at the Village hall (by the church) at 8.45 Grid Ref SE972841. In case of bad weather please contact Nick Gibbons on 07790 113025. Info will also be put on the web site.

Bats, Moths and a pot luck supper – Throxenby Mere
Jun 11 @ 20:30 – 23:00

Bring a few snacks and drinks and enjoy a social evening and watch bats hunt over the Mere and see what moths are about. Contact Nick Gibbons for further details  ( In case of bad weather a note will be posted on the web site.

CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER – will try and reorganise for July/August

Orchid Day – 15th June
Jun 15 all-day

A chance to see a good range of local orchids. We will be out all day at various sites to see how many species we can find in a day, repeating a day that John Hume did a few years ago. Looking for double figures at least if we can.

Meet: Friends Meeting House car park

Time: 10:00 (full-day)

Leader: John Hume

We will be visiting various sites (travelling by car) in the Scarborough area to see some of our local orchids. Please bring a packed lunch with plenty to drink if the weather is hot. Also wear suitable outdoor clothing and suntan lotion again if the weather is hot. This will be an all day event but you can choose just to come along for part of the day. In case of bad weather a notice will be posted on the web site. Please also check our facebook page.

Car sharing will be a good idea to make things easier getting from site to site so watch this space for details of timing for departure.