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Great Yorkshire Creature Count:

Category : Doncaster Nats

Join the Great Yorkshire Creature Count: 24 hours in search of the wildlife on our doorsteps! Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is on a mission to count all the plants and animals that are hiding in our gardens, yards and window boxes in just 24 hours – and we need your help! Sign up today to take part from midday to midday on Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st June and help us make our wildlife count. Great Yorkshire Creature Count | Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Broad Oaks Farm and riverside walk

Category : Doncaster Nats

Broad Oaks Farm and riverside walk has been rescheduled.
Due to the corona virus restrictions, which only allow six persons to meet together, two new walks have been arranged for the 9th June and the 17th June, thus allowing five members to attend each meeting to join the leader, Caroline Barrass.
Those attending should meet at 2pm at SE657019 or DN9 3HX.


ID Support For Members

Category : Doncaster Nats

Visit the new page ‘ID Support For Members’ and submit a photo for ID or offer suggestions for those photos submitted  and give others the benefit of your knowledge.


Hunt the Slipper – a competition for all members

Category : Doncaster Nats

Here’s a competition to help you beguile the time. by Anthony French
https://www.doncasternaturalhistorysociety.co.uk/wordpress/hunt-the-slipper/
The details can be found either by following the link or looking under Articles on the website and clicking on ‘Hunt the Slipper’.
Good Luck
Tony


What to do whilst in Isolation – Members Projects

Category : Doncaster Nats

In these difficult times when one is isolated but still interested in getting out in your garden or in the locality and observing nature, we propose this new section as a means of sharing your local studies/observations with the Nats membership.

Give your local project a name so that it can be added under this heading, and send contributions whenever you have something of interest to share. These can be a description, a sighting and/or photographs that will then be added under your own project heading.

Visit the new page on the website https://www.doncasternaturalhistorysociety.co.uk/wordpress/members-projects/


Latest News regarding the Coronavirus – All Meetings Postponed

Category : Doncaster Nats , News

Following the government’s advice about social distancing for 12 weeks it has been decided to cancel all NATS outings until the end of May. The situation will be reviewed at the end of May whether to cancel the June meetings as well. 

Keep well everybody.

Margaret


Latest News regarding the Coronavirus – Meetings Postponed

Category : Doncaster Nats

The consensus of opinion and that of the committee is that the last two NATS indoor meetings should be postponed until a later date. Sorry for the inconvenience caused but it seems to be the best and most prudent course of action. So the talks affected are ‘Lost and Found’ on Wednesday the 18th March and ‘Woodland Management’ on April 1st. These will now take place later in the year at dates to be decided.

If there is any change to the summer programme outdoor meetings I will let you know.

Margaret


Notice of Next Meeting – Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Category : Doncaster Nats

The next meeting is this coming Wednesday evening March 18th at Parklands Club, meeting at 7.15. The subject is ‘Lost and Found-the Sundew Plume’ by Helen Kirk. The Sundew Plume is a rare moth that is found at Shirley Pool near Askern. 

Important – please let me me know if you intend to come, as many public meetings are being postponed until after the Covid-19 epidemic has passed we were wondering if the next two meetings should be postponed/cancelled.

Helen is willing to come along but asked us to ascertain if the meeting would be viable. We think an attendance of 8-10 members would be sufficient. So let me know if you are intending to come, by Monday please, or if you have any comments about this. Helen would be happy to return at a later date so we won’t miss out.

Margaret


Notice of a Survey Request – Spittlebugs

Bob Marsh, our Local Biological Records Officer at Doncaster Museum contacted me recently about a Spittlebug Survey being carried out by the University of Sussex and asked if I would circulate the following information.

Details of the Survey can be found on this website under Recording – Spittlebug Survey 2020

If you are interested in taking part may I suggest you take a look at the survey form so that you are aware of the information required when you make a sighting.
Best Wishes
Nora


Notice of Next Meeting – Wednesday, 4th March 2020

Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 2.30pm at Parklands Club

Wings across the Ings by Jeff Lunn, formerly of Natural England


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