Founded 1889 – Affiliated to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

Cropton and Keldy bat box checks
May 2 @ 10:00 – 13:00

A check on the new boxes at Cropton and the boxes at Keldy Ponds. Meet at FC Cropton Cabins car park at 10.00am GR SE75719180. Contact Nick Gibbons for further details.

Beast Cliff survey
Jun 7 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Meet at Ravenscar car park at old station GR NZ985013. Note that this will be a strenuous walk down the cliff and stout footwear essential.

Thornton-le-Dale bat talk and point survey
Jul 3 @ 19:15 – 23:15

As with the Brompton survey in 20219 we will do a talk for the villagers followed by a point survey around the village. Locals will be invited to either stay with a recorder or walk around the various points to see what is about. Surveyors will need to meet at 20.30. Meeting point TBA. Please contact Nick Gibbons if you are coming.

Wykeham Lakes bat survey
Aug 14 @ 19:30 – 22:30

Meeting point to ne finalised depending on situatipn with access. Please contact Nick Gibbons if you are coming.

Bogle Hole for Rockpooling
Aug 23 all-day

A walk down the ebbing tide to look at life in the rockpools.


Booking for this trip is essential. Contact Nick Gibbons 07790 113025 or by email. Details of meeting point and timings will be sent to anyone booking.

Bird migration and sea watch
Sep 12 all-day

By request we will visit Flamborough Head to look for sea birds and walk some of the nearby hedges and woodlands looking for migrating birds.


It is essential to book for this trip. Please contact Nick Gibbons on 07790 113025. Details of meeting point and timings will be sent to anyone booking.

Keldy Ponds for Beavers
Sep 15 @ 19:30 – 21:00

This is a chance to visit the site with Cath Bashforth of FC and see what our beavers have been up to and understand what the project is all about. Numbers will be limited to 12. Please contact Nick Gibbons if you want to attend and let us know if you are unable to take your place (see below). You may well need wellingtons as the beavers are doing their best to flood the footpath, and a torch for later as it gets dark.

As of 15th August I have 12 and will start a reserve list for anyone else who would like to attend. We may put on a second evening if there is sufficient demand