Summer Programme

Summer Programme 2019

Everyone is welcome to the meetings below.  For outdoor meetings wear stout footwear, suitable weather wear, sunblock and insect repellent. For day meetings bring a drink and packed lunch. Please will you let the Secretary know if you plan to come to any of the Nat’s meetings listed below so that she can tell the leader who to expect.

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

Other visits may be arranged at short notice, depending on the weather.

Mothing sessions  – bring a torch, hot drink and warm clothes. Sessions may be cancelled if the weather is unsuitable. 

Doncaster Naturalists’ events are in bold.

Date Meeting
APRIL  
Wed 3 Walk around Parklands grounds.
Meet at 1:30pm in the car park.
Wed 3 Indoor meeting at Parklands at 2:30pm.
Bat swarming surveys in the Don Gorge by Bob Bell of South Yorkshire Bat Group.
Sat 6 YNU Conference.
Technology for Conservation and Recording.
For details contact the secretary.
Wed 17 Thorpe Marsh Nature Reserve
Looking for Great Crested Newts after dark.
Meet at Norwood gate at 7:30pm. SE594087.
Wear warm clothes and wellies and bring a torch – we may be out until 10pm.
Sat 27 Doncaster Common (Racecourse)
Meet at 4:30pm on Straight Mile at SE600033 (timing to fit with racing – out for 2 hrs at most).
MAY  
Wed 1 Brockadale evening walk.
Meet at 7pm in the car park SE512174.
Mon 6 Dawn chorus – Sandall Beat Wood
Meet at 4:30am at the car park at the end of the Straight Mile SE609037.
Wed 15 Warren Wood, Bessacarr
Meet at 7pm at the small car park off Cammidge Way SE619001, off the new roundabout on Bawtry Road.
Sat 25 YNU Botany Section meeting to Don Gorge.
Meet at 10am at Waterbus Staithe car park, Sprotbrough SE537015.
This not just a botany meeting – come along whatever your interest.
(Parking charge if you have to park at the Boat Inn.)
JUNE  
Sat 1 Fairburn Ings and St Aidan’s RSPB reserves.
Meet at Fairburn Ings car park (SE452277) at 10:30am.
Car-parking charge for non-members, so travel together.
For further details contact the secretary.
Wed 5 Brockadale evening walk.
Meet at 7pm in the car park SE512174.
Sat 15 Trip to Bempton RSPB reserve.
Meet at RSPB car park TA197739 at 11:00am.
For further details contact the secretary.
Admission charge for non-RSPB members.
Sat 22 YNU VC63 field meeting to Edlington Pit Wood.
Meet at 10:30 in the car park SK547990.
Wed 26 Lakeside walk.
Meet at 7:30pm on foot at the path to the pebble beach off Gliwice Way/Lakeside Boulevard roundabout SE595019.
Free parking outside VUE Cinema.
Fri 28 YNU joint entomological, botanical meeting at Rushy Moor and Shirley Pool.
Meet at 10am. Entrance Gate on east side of A19 at SE557123.
Sat 29 Lindholme Fete
We have a stall and conduct nature walks in the grounds. It’s a lovely place and a nice day out.
Details can be found here
JULY  
Wed 3 Brockadale evening walk.
Meet at 7pm in the car park SE512174.
Sat 6 Geoffrey Wilmore Memorial recording day.
Meet in the Elsecar Heritage Centre car park SK384997 at 10:30am.
Sat 6 Butterflies at Brockadale.
Meet at 10am in car park SE512174.
Wed 10 Owston evening walk. MEETING POSTPONED – TO BE RE-ARRANGED
Meet at 7pm on roadside at SE553112.
Sat 13 Adwick Washlands.
Meet at 10am in the RSPB car park at Adwick-on-Dearne Bridge SE474023 for a walk.
Tue 16 Lindholme – mothing.
Details available nearer the date.
Mon 22 Mothing at Austerfield.
Details available nearer the date.
Tue 30 Purple Hairstreaks and mothing at Thorpe Marsh.
Meet at the Norwood Gate SE594087 at 6:30pm.
AUGUST  
Sat 3 Three Hagges Wood-meadow, Escrick.
Meet at 10:30. From A19 turn right after Riccall village following signs to Hollicarrs Holiday Park.
Car park is on right, just before the security barrier at the Park entrance.
Wed 7 Brockadale evening walk.
Meet at 7pm in the car park SE512174.
Sat 10 Joint botany meeting with Bradford and South Yorks Botany groups. Leven Canal.
Meet at 10:30 at near bridge at TA101451.
Thu 15 Lindholme – afternoon walk followed by evening mothing.
Supper at Lindholme Hall between events – small fee to cover costs.
Meet at 4pm at SE708063
September  
Sun 8 British Plant Gall Soc meeting to Newmiller Dam, Wakefield.
Meet at car park at SE331157 at 10:30.
Car park fee £1.70.

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