Field meetings information

Everyone is welcome to the meetings.

For outdoor meetings wear stout footwear, suitable weather wear, bring sunblock and insect repellent as appropriate. For day meetings bring a drink and a packed lunch.

Mothing sessions – usually arranged at short notice – bring a torch, hot drink and warm clothes. Other field visits may be arranged, depending on the weather. Detailed information about excursions will be sent by email about a week before the event.

Please let the leader or Margaret know if you intend to come to a field meeting.

Attendance is at your own risk. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

Mothing at Austerfield, Potteric Carr, Lindholme etc is possible on suitable evenings.

Please let us know if you would be interested as sssiones will be arranged at very short notice.

 
Date 2024 Summer Programme   (April to August)
April
Thur 4 Indoor Meeting, Parklands Club 7pm. 
Aerial Photography by Tim Prosser.
Wed 10 Three Pits Walks – Brodsworth Colliery.
Meet at SE569074 (DN6 7FF) at 1:30 pm for a 2 mile walk.
Leader: Hilary Hilton
Sat 13 Wood Anemone walk. Cancelled due to Flooding
Meet at Wentbridge bridge SE488173 (WF8 3JJ) at 1:30 pm. A walk of 1 mile or 3 miles. Barnsley Nats may join us.
Leader Joyce Simmons.
Sun 21 Thorpe Marsh YWT Reserve.
Spring Walk. Meet at 10:15 am at the level crossing on Applehurst Lane SK539912.
Leader Mick Townsend.
May  
Wed 1 Shaw Wood Bluebell Wood Walk.
Meet at 10:30 am in the car park at Sandal Park DN2 5DW for a morning walk.
Leader Nora Boyle.
4 – 6 Dawn chorus Walk
Meet 4.30 am at ……… for a gentle stroll of 2km around Woodman’s Trail, Sandal Beat Wood. Bring a flask and biscuits. Date fixed nearer time.
Leader Louise Hill
Sat 11 YNU Botanical Section.
Meet at 10:30 am at Rossington, near Brodsworth Way Pavillion DN11 0FD.
Leader Louise Hill.
Sat 18 Anston Stones Wood – YNU VC63 meeting.
Meet in car park at North Anston Parish Hall. SK521842 (S25 4DL) at 10:30 am. A walk of about 3 miles. Bring lunch. Tea meeting at 4pm in Parish Hall. .
Leader Joyce Simmons.
Tues 28 St. Aidans RSPB reserve for breeding birds such as Black-necked Grebe and Bittern.
Meet at 10:30 am in the RSPB car park SE399287. Car park charge £4 for non-RSPB members. Bring lunch.
Leaders Paul & Joyce Simmons.
Fri 31 Visit to Thorne Colliery site.
Meet at 11 am at Moorends SE699158 (DN8 4NA). Bring lunch. Walk of 6km for Dingy Skippers and Sea Campion.
Leader Louise Hill.
June  
Fri 7 Stainforth and Ashfield Bank.
Meet at ……………… on foot where the track to the canal meets Kirkton Lane SE658119 (DN7 5BX) A rough but flat walk (boots needed) of 1.7 km (or longer). Details later.
Leader Louise Hill.
Sat 15 Celebration of 30 years of Finningley Churchyard.
Meet ……………………..
Leader Tricia Haigh.
Sun 16 Walk around Highfield Lake and Bee Orchids.
Meet at 1:30 pm in the Highwayman car park or on the B1220. Grid Ref SK543071 (DN6 7HT).
Walk of 1 mile or longer on good paths.
Leader Jim Burnett.
Wed 19 Visit to Maltby Common YWT reserve.
Meet at 10 am in the car park on Stoneywell Lane SK555917 (S66 7QN) Bring lunch.
Joint meeting with Sorby Natural History Society.
Leader Jim Horsfall. 
Wed 26 Holmes Carr Great Wood New Rossington.
Meet at 10:30 am at DN11 0LA. Details later.
Leader Tom Higginbottom. 
Fri 28 Denaby Crags walk with the volunteers.
Meet at 10:30 am. Details later.
Leader Tony Sellers (Contact: Nora Boyle). 
July
Tue 2 Three Pits Walks – Edlington Colliery site.
Meet in car park at 1:30 pm. Grid ref SK547990 (DN12 1EW) for a 2 mile walk.
Leader Hilary Hilton.
Wed 10 Visit to Fishlake Ings, Don Catchment Rivers Trust.
Meet ……………. Park in Fishlake, details later.
Leader Sally Hislop.
Wed 17 Brockadale Butterflies.
Meet in car park SE512174 at 1:30 pm to see Marbled White, Fritillaries, Skippers, Small Blue.
Leader Paul & Joyce Simmons.
Wed 24 Dunsville Quarry walk with the volunteers.
Meet at 10 am until 1 pm. ………… Details later.
Leader Mike Lawton. (Contact: Nora Boyle) 
Sat 27 Summer Flyers at Thorpe Marsh.
Meet at 1:00 pm at the level crossing on Applehurst Lane SK539912.
Leader Mick Townsend.
August
Sat 3 YNU Botanical Section walk to Doncaster Common.
Meet at 10:30 am at Sandall Beat Wood car park at the end of the Straight Mile (Sandall Beat Road, off Leger Way) SE609037 (DN2 6JP).
Leader Louise Hill.
Mon 5 Idle Valley Walk. Nottingham Wildlife Trust reserve.
Meet at 1:30 pm in car park NG1 1EA (Parking £3). Walk of 4 miles.
Leader Tricia Haigh
Sat 10 Lindholme Summer Open Day 10.30am to 4pm.
Rangjung Yeshe Gomde UK Tibetan Buddhist Centre.
https://gomde.uk/lindholme-hall-summer-fete
Lindholme Bank Rd, Hatfield, Doncaster DN7 6DT
Thur 22 Mosaic Reserve, Austerfield. Dragonfly walk.
Meet at the entrance to the Field Centre Grid Ref SK661949 (DN10 6RG) at 1:30 pm. Walk 2 km. Good paths.
Leader Jim Burnett.
Fri 30 Amazon Lakes.
Meet at 10:30 am in Dominion Playground at the bottom of Pegasus Way. DN4 8DY. Walk with possible lunch at Annabel’s.
Leader Nora Boyle.