Everyone is welcome to the meetings below. For outdoor meetings wear stout footwear, suitable weather wear, and as appropriate, insect repellent and sunscreen. 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 a few days before the event. Please let Margaret know if you will be coming to an excursion, so that the leader knows how many will attend and any changes or cancellations can be notified. Attendance is at your own risk. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Doncaster Naturalists’ events are in bold.
 

July – December 2022
Date Meeting Details
July
Sat 2 YNU Botanical Section.
Castleford and New Fryston SE454629.
Leader Kay McDowell.
Wed 6 Brockadale evening walk.
Meet at 7pm in the car park SE512174.
Leader Joyce Simmons.
Fri 8 Dane’s Hill.
Park in Dane’s Hill Lakes Car park SK669865 at 10:30. Walking 2-5km; flat terrain. For Dragonflies, Yellow Bartsia, Orchids.
Leader Jim Burnett.
Wed 13 Denaby Ings project.
Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader Colin Howes.
Sat 23 YNU VC63 meeting, Brockadale.
Meet in car park at SE512174 at 10:30.
Leader Joyce Simmons.
Wed 27 Cusworth Hall.
To find Green Helleborines. Meet at 7pm in the car park at SE544039.
Guided by Catherine Palmer.
Sat 30 Lindholme Open Day.
DNS may be involved in leading walks.
August
Wed 3 Brockadale evening walk.
Meet at 7pm in the car park SE512174.
Leader Joyce Simmons.
Fri 5 Denaby Crags.
Meet at Crags Road at 10:30. A survey walk followed by refreshments.
Led by Tony Sellars of Denaby Crags Friends.
Fri 12 Thrybergh Reservoir Country Park.
Meet at 2pm in the car park (parking fee £1.80) SK474960. Good path of 2.5km around the reservoir and café.
Leader Colin Howes.
Wed 17 The Denaby Ings Project.
Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader Colin Howes.
Wed 24 Chambers Farm Wood, Lincolnshire.
Journey Time from Doncaster 1hr+. Limewoods and Butterfly Conservation garden. Hope to see Brown Hairstreak, White Admiral. Walking trails of 1, 2.5 or 3.5 miles.
Contact Joyce Simmons if you wish to go.
September
Tue 6 RSPB Sherwood Forest.
Meet in car park. The entrance to the main car park is on the B6034, just north of the village of Edwinstowe, between the A6075 and the A616. (Parking fee of £5 for non-RSPB members). See also https://www.visitsherwood.co.uk/plan-your-visit/
Leader Les Coe.
Sat 10 Plant Gall Society Meeting to Worsborough, Barnsley.
Meet in the car park (charges) at SE354033.
Leader Tom Higginbottom.
Wed 14 The Denaby Ings Project.
The Nats survey will continue this year. Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader : Colin Howes
Wed 28 Garganey Trust Reserve.
Meet at 10:30 in the car park SE413027 at Broomhill Flash to look for passage waders.
Leaders Paul & Joyce Simmons.
October  
Wed 12 Indoor meeting at Parklands Club, off Wheatley Hall Road. Meet at 7pm.
Looking back at our outdoor meetings over the last couple of years. Bring your photos (on a memory stick) and memories for an informal review.
Sat 15 Fungi at Dane’s Hill.
Meet in car park SK669865 at 10:30.
Leader Kevin Gilfedder.
Wed 19 The Denably Ings Project.
The Nats survey will continue this year. Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader : Colin Howes
Tue 25 Potteric Carr.
Meet in Visitor Centre at 10:30.
Leader Geoff Carreck.
November
Sun 6 Fungal Foray at Brockadale.
Meet ?
Leader Francis Hickenbottom.
Wed 9 Indoor meeting at Parklands Club.
Meet at 2pm. Local Wildlife and the Landscapes and wildlife of Northern Sweden.
Speaker Oliver Wright.
Wed 16 The Denaby Ings Project.
The Nats survey will continue this year. Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader : Colin Howes
Sat 26 Old Thorne Wall Ferns Project.
Meet in car park opposite church on Stonegate SE689132. Walk around local streets surveying wall ferns.
Leader: Colin Howes.
December  
Wed 7 The Denaby Ings Project.
The Nats survey will continue this year. Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader Colin Howes
Fri 9 Winter Walk in Sandall Beat Wood.
Meet at 10:30 in the car park off Sandall Beat Road SE609037 for a morning walk (level paths except for steps over the railway line).
Leader Jim Burnett.
Wed 14  Indoor evening meeting, Parklands.
Meet 7pm. A quiz to be set by members – a few questions each – so start thinking!