Please note that Rob Stark is now unavailable. Please contact Carole Watson – see details on the calendar.
After some discussions we have decided to try a WhatsApp group for Scarborough Nats members only. This is now set up and ready for use.
The WhatsApp group of the Scarborough Naturalists is being created to share records and sightings of wildlife and natural history within our recording area. Anything related to wildlife and natural history, including archaeology and geology if it relates to wildlife, of this area is welcome. Advertising of events, expressions of political views etc will not be allowed.
A number of concerns have been expressed by members during discussions on setting up a WhatsApp group:-
- Please be aware that joining this group does mean that all members of the group will have access to your telephone contact details, but will be limited to Society members only.
- The worry that there would be constant ‘pinging’ can readily be overcome as this feature can easily be turned off allowing you to access the group postings as and when you wish to view it without hearing any notification.
To set up your membership of the group you will need to send me an email requesting to go onto the group and include a suitable phone number that you wish to use for this purpose. This email will be kept as your approval to hold your details in the system. If you have any questions please let me know.
Please be aware that whether you join this group or not you will still get all the standard notifications from the Society such as emails, newsletters etc.
As the epidemic appears to be more under control we have begun planning for our winter indoor programme and dates and topics are being posted on the website on the assumption that it will be possible to hold indoor meetings with 30 plus people.
Note that we have confirmed these dates with the Scarborough Rugby Club where we will be holding future meetings. We are not sure what regulations will apply re mask etc at this time, but we will post this as information becomes available. Please note there is a bar/cafe available on site should you wish to avail yourself of them.
Attached is the November newsletter November newsletter
Please note that due to the latest restrictions many of the outings will now not take place. Leaders will maintain a list of interested parties and we will inform everyone when we are able to continue.
With the absence of any indoor meetings and the likelihood that this will continue into next year the Committee has agreed that the AGM will be deferred until further notice.
All current Committee members have agreed to continue in post until such time that the AGM can take place.
Attached is the October newsletter. We are doing the November one now so would welcome any articles of wildlife interest.
Please contact Nick Gibbons if you have anything.