About Nats

Doncaster Naturalists’ Society

Recording Doncaster’s wildlife since 1880

The society’s aims are to continue to document, educate and encourage an interest in all aspects of natural history and to promote the conservation of wildlife and the protection of habitats, mainly within the area covered by the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough. Founded in 1880 as the Doncaster Scientific Society, we hold an extensive archive spanning 125 years.

Each year, we produce a winter and summer program of activities which are open to all members and casual visitors alike. During the summer, various surveys are carried out with the members, including botanical field meetings, amphibian and bat surveys, with several evenings throughout the year allocated to moth trapping and recording. During the winter months we hold workshops and indoor meetings when guest speakers are invited to give talks on various topics. Members can also contribute articles for publication in the Doncaster Naturalist.

Please contact the secretary if you would like to join the society or attend any of our meetings by submitting the form opposite, or contact the secretary by email at enquiries@doncasternaturalhistorysociety.co.uk/

The society is affiliated to the Yorkshire Naturalists Union and all our records are submitted to the Doncaster Local Records Centre

Membership of the society is £7 per annum


Officials of the Society for the year 2019

President Louise Hill
Secretary Margaret Prior
Treasurer Nora Boyle
Recorder Pip Seccombe
Program Secretary Joyce Simmons
Other Committee Members Derek Allen (minutes secretary)
Maurice Whitta
Colin Howes
Geoff Carreck
Les Coe (webmaster)



Doncaster Borough Area