Founded 1889 – Affiliated to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

Dalby Forest bat box checks
Oct 5 all-day

We will be checking the bat boxes at the 3 locations in Dalby Forest. Bring a packed lunch and suitable footwear. We will be following similar guidelines as last year regarding the wearing of gloves and FFP3 masks. I will have these available for any East or North Yorkshire bat group members. Anyone who has recently had covid, or has been in contact with someone who has, must provide a negative test result. Please contact Nick Gibbons if you are interested in attending.

Scarborough boat trip
Oct 6 @ 09:45 – 13:30

We have the Queensferry Boat booked for 6th October. It is booked at 9.45am for a 10am departure. Subject to weather we will go south to Gristhorpe Cliffs to the seals and then a little further south before coming back looking for cetaceans and birds. Note we are not ‘chumming’. Return at 1 to 1.30pm. Meet at West Pier which is opposite the Harbour Bar (option of ice creams or hot chocolate on our return depending on the weather!). Cost is£20 cash on the day. We will keep a list on a first come first served basis and a reserve list if necessary. This will initially be open to members only.

Please note that there are no toilets on board.

Please contact Nick Gibbons ( to book a place and remember that if you book and are unable to attend please let us know.

The Red Kites of Yorkshire @ Scarborough Rugby Club
Oct 8 @ 17:30 – 19:00

A talk by Nigel Puckin on the status and history of Red kites in Yorkshire.

Quiz Night
Oct 11 @ 19:00 – 23:00

Once again we are having our Quiz night at the Scarborough Rugby Club with Whitby and Rye Nats. John Hume has again agreed to act as  quizmaster and, based on previous years, will provide a mind teasing and humorous set of questions. There will be a pay bar and, if anyone wants some food, it is available from the bar downstairs.

Fungi Foray – Wykeham
Oct 12 @ 10:00 – 15:30

Brian Cockerill will be leading a fungus foray.Meet at the Forestry Office in North Moors at 10.00hrs. Bring suitable footwear for ‘off-piste’ walking in the forest and a packed lunch.

Pebbles on the beach – what are they and where did they come from? @ Boggle Hole Youth Hostel
Oct 20 @ 09:45 – 15:00

Meet  9.45am for 10am start in cafe at Boggle Hole Youth Hostel YO22 4UQ Grid Ref NZ954040 What3Words showrooms.having.songbird. Park  on Mill Bank Car park and walk down the track.

Call Rob Stark 07737 400962 for car sharing. Weather cancellation is unlikely but would be posted on WhatsApp and an e-mail sent.

If you have ever wondered what a beautiful pebble on the beach is and it’s story you will find this interesting.

Tony Kearsley a local geologist has offered to lead a trip along the beach where we will look at some pebbles and hear the story of how they have travelled from Cumbria, northern England, Scotland and maybe even Norway!

Low tide is midday. We will be focusing on the top of the beach but not directly under the cliffs so hard hats are not mandatory. Please bring waterproofs and GOOD footwear as we may have to paddle across the Beck and the rocks can be slippy. It is a 300 metre walk and 50m descent to/from the car park on tarmac road – if this is a problem we can arrange for dropping nearer – contact leader.

You can bring pack up or buy food at the Youth Hostel (or both). The Youth Hostel have kindly given us use of the classroom so if it is wet we may retire there after a pebble foraging expedition.

Members and Rotunda Geology Group and guests only meeting (and their guests). Members of either group free. Guests of members are asked for £2 donation.

Fungi Foray – Broxa Forest
Oct 26 @ 10:00 – 15:30

Brian Cockerill will be leading a fungus foray. Meet at the Reasty Bank car park at 10.00hrs. Bring suitable footwear for ‘off-piste’ forest walking and also a packed lunch.

North Yorkshire Shield bugs @ Scarborough Rugby Club
Nov 12 @ 19:30 – 21:00

A talk by Allan Rodda and Sam Newton on the staus of Shield bugs in Yorkshire

Agm and Presidential address – The making of a meadow @ Scarborough Rugby Club
Dec 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00

A talk by Steve Bushell on his experiences of meadow management at Broadhead Farm