Founded 1889 – Affiliated to Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

Oct
27
Sun
Fungus foray 27th October Ravenscar – rearranged date
Oct 27 @ 10:30 – 16:00

SFNS have been invited to a fungus foray by Whitby Nats on Sunday 27th October. Meet at 10.30 at the National Trust visitor centre at Ravenscar. Leader Melanie Earle. Third time lucky after two cancellations due to bad weather.

Dec
3
Tue
AGM followed by Ed Snell on the Pine martens project @ St Catherine's Hospice traing suit
Dec 3 @ 19:30 – 21:30

The AGM will be followed by a talk by Ed Snell on the Pine marten project in Yorkshire. This is a rearranged talk after Ed’s postponement due to illness.

Jan
14
Tue
Annual roundup and recorders reports @ St Catherine's Hospice training suite
Jan 14 @ 19:30 – 21:15

A chance to find out what has been going on in 2019 and to see what our recorders have ben up to. Members are requested to bring any information/sightings for 2019 and any  exhibits for discussion.

Jan
28
Tue
Water voles by Sam Newton @ St Catherine's Hospice training suite
Jan 28 @ 19:30 – 21:15

A talk by Sam Newton on one of our most declining and iconic species – water voles.

Jan
30
Thu
Bogle Hole beach survey
Jan 30 @ 09:00 – 15:00

Meet at the Bogle Hole car park GR NZ95240371. Note that we are going ‘rock pooling so suitable footwear such as wellies are probably necessary.

Feb
11
Tue
Upland waders by Richard Baines @ St Catherine's Hospice training suite
Feb 11 @ 19:30 – 21:15

An appropriate presentation as many of these such as Common curlew and Golden plover are in serious decline at present.

Mar
10
Tue
Swifts by Jonathan Pomroy @ St Catherine's Hospice training suite
Mar 10 @ 19:30 – 21:15

This is a joint meeting with the Scarborough Birders and we will be looking at the possibility of setting up a swift box group.

Apr
12
Sun
Adder walk
Apr 12 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Meeting place and time TBA

Apr
14
Tue
Moths by Alan Rodda and Philip Winter @ St Catherine's Hospice training suite
Apr 14 @ 19:30 – 21:15

A talk by Alan Rhodda and Philip Winter on moths and what we may expect in our local moth traps. Remember we have a moth trap available for members use with all the relevant books, collection pots etc.

Apr
26
Sun
Wykeham and Dalby bat box checks
Apr 26 @ 10:00 – 16:30

A check on the bat boxes at Wykeham, Broadhead and Dalby. Meet at Hackness Village Hall at 10.00am GR SE 96748999. Contact Nick Gibbons for further details.