Winter Programme 2019-20

Winter Programme 2019-20

This winter, all meetings, afternoon and evening, are held in Parklands Club, off Wheatley Hall Road, Wheatley (the February evening meeting is an exception). Afternoon meetings start at 2:30, evening ones start at 7:15. Follow the signs to the meeting room. 

Field meetings may be subject to last minute changes due to weather, etc, so it is helpful if we know if you are coming.

For outdoor meetings wear stout footwear and suitable weather wear. For moth nights bring a torch, hot drink and warm clothes. Please note that attendance at field meetings is at your own risk. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

Working parties at Lindholme will usually be on the first Sunday of the month, depending on the weather. Please let Louise know if you are coming.

Everybody is welcome to attend our meetings. Please contact the secretary if you would like to join or attend any of our meetings as a guest.

For further information and directions contact the secretary at enquiries@doncasternaturalhistorysociety.co.uk .

 

Date Meeting
SEPTEMBER  
Sun 8 British Plant Gall Society meeting to Newmiller Dam, Wakefield. Meet at car
park at SE331157 at 10:30. Car park fee £1.70. Further information from Tom
Higginbottom 01302 725978 or tomhig@icloud.com
OCTOBER  
Wed 2 2.30pm Parklands Club
Wakefield’s Peregrines and Otters by Francis Hickenbottom
Sun 13 Working party at Lindholme to restore heathland. – Note date change from 6th
Wed 16 7.15 pm Parklands Club
Review of Nats’ outings 2019. Please bring photos and stories from Nats’ events.
Thur 17 10.30am Fungus walk at Brockadale with Hiram Wildgust. Meet in the car park
at SE512174
Sat 26 10:30am Harvest Mouse Hunt along the River Went in Brockadale. Meet in
the car park at SE512174.

MEETING CANCELLED

NOVEMBER  
Sun 3 Working party at Lindholme to restore heathland.
Wed 6 2.30 pm Parklands Club
Little Shop of Horrors – Doncaster Museum Past and Future by Colin Howes
Wed 20 7.15 pm Parklands Club
Members’ offerings.
Please bring a few pictures and tales of your adventures this last year.
Please aim to talk for about 10 -15 minutes.
DECEMBER  
Sun 1 Working party at Lindholme to restore heathland.
Wed 4 2.30 pm Parklands Club
Sri Lanka – Wild and Beautiful by Joyce & Paul Simmons.
Wed 18 7.15 pm Parklands Club
Christmas social and quiz (Set by Nora and Margaret)
JANUARY  
Sat 4 New Year Walk Fairburn RSPB Reserve.
Meet at Fairburn Ings car park (SE452277) at 10:30am. Car-parking charge for non-members, so travel together. For further details contact Joyce. Pub lunch tba.
Sat 18 9 am AGM at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve in the new Visitor Centre.
Followed by lunch in the Visitor Centre cafe and a walk.
FEBRUARY  
Wed 5 2.30 pm Parklands Club
Nightjars on Thorne and Hatfield Moors by Lucy Mitchell.
Wed 12 7.15 pm Flintwood Methodists Church, Intake
Joint meeting with Doncaster Moviemakers.
Bring your short movies and digital photo shows. Let the secretary know in advance of what you might bring, to co-ordinate our efforts. We provide the refreshments, so please bring a contribution if you can.
The secretary can provide a map for directions to the venue.
Sat tba South Yorkshire Natural History Day.
Details tbc.
MARCH  
Wed 4 2.30 pm Parklands Club
Wings across the Ings by Jeff Lunn, formerly of Natural England.
Wed 18 7.15 pm Parklands Club 
Lost and Found – the Sundew Plume. Talk by Helen Kirk on the rediscovery of
this rare moth on Thorne Moor.
APRIL  
Wed 1 2.30 pm Parklands Club
Woodland management in Doncaster by Tim Bryant, Woodland Officer for
DMBC.
   

If the weather is suitable, outings may be arranged at short notice, and notified by email.
If you are without email, please let us know if you would like a phone message.