Programme – January – June 2022

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 about a week 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.

Covid-19. At the moment we have  no indoor meetings .

A visit can be arranged to see glow-worms which needs it to be dark. The site is near
Penistone and will take an hour to get there. We could have a walk in the area in the late
afternoon followed by a pub meal and then the glow worms, or just glow-worms. Please let
Margaret know if you are seriously interested. It would be in June or July.

 

January – June 2022
Date Meeting Details
January
Saturday 8th New Year Walk. Mosaic Reserve, Austerfield.
Park at 10:30 in the reserve car park or on the roadside. SK661949 to walk 3-4 km. Austerfield Field Centre will make tea/coffee, so bring picnic lunch to eat in the Field Centre.  
Leader : Jim Burnett.
Saturday 22nd North Cave YWT Reserve.
Meet at 10:30 in the reserve car park for a walk to find wintering ducks, geese and waders. Bring lunch.
Leaders Joyce & Paul Simmons
Saturday 29th The Denably Ings Project.
The Nats survey will continue this year. Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader : Colin Howes
February
Saturday 5th Mosses of Hatfield Moor.
Meet at 10:30 at Lindholme Hall. Park on the grassy area on the left before the Hall.  Bring lunch.
Leader : Steven Heathcote.
Saturday 19th Visit to Idle Washlands.
Meet at 10:30 in the car park at the Nature Reserve Centre signposted off the A638 south of Barnby Moor. Take lunch. Leader Geoff Carreck.
Tuesday 22nd The Denably Ings Project.
The Nats survey will continue this year. Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader : Colin Howes
Sunday 27th  Winter walk in Brockadale
to see Daphne mezereon and Stinking Hellebore in flower. Meet in the car park SE512174 at 10:30 for a morning walk.
Leader: Joyce Simmons.
March
Wednesday 9th Thorpe Marsh YWT Reserve.
Evening walk looking for Great Crested Newts. Meet at 7pm at the level crossing on Applehurst Lane SK539912.
Leader : Mick Townsend. 
Friday 18th Roche Abbey,
looking for Moschatel and Yellow-star-of-Bethlehem.  Meet in the Roche Abbey car park at 10:30. Bring lunch.
Leader : John Scott.
Wednesday 23rd The Denably Ings Project.
The Nats survey will continue this year. Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader : Colin Howes
Sunday 27th Adwick Washlands.
Meet at 1:30 in the car park on Furlong Road, Bolton upon Dearne SE474022. Looking for birds and other wildlife in the water meadows and marshes.
Leader : Margaret Prior.
April  
Sunday 10th Wadworth Wood
for spring flowers. Meet 10am at Short Gate SK563968 taking care not to obstruct any of the farm buildings or accesses
Leader : Colin Howes.  
Monday 18th The Denably Ings Project.
The Nats survey will continue this year. Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader : Colin Howes
Wednesday 20th St. Aidans RSPB Reserve
to look for nesting birds, including Black-necked Grebe and Spoonbill. Meet in the RSPB car park at 10:30. Bring lunch.
Leaders : Joyce & Paul Simmons.
Saturday 30th Melton Wood
for spring flowers. Meet 10am at the DMBC Car Park at the southeast corner of the wood off Sheep Lane SE517032.
Leader : Colin Howes.
May
Wednesday 4th Brockadale evening walk.
Meet at 7pm in the car park SE512174.
Leader : 
Saturday 7th YNU Botanical Section meeting at Barnbrough.
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Leader : Louise Hill
Saturday 14th Lindrick Common.
Meet 10.30am in the guest car park at Lindrick Golf Course (off A57 between Anston and Worksop).
Leader : Les Coe.
tba Dearne Valley Wetlands
visit to Garganey Trust Reserve. (details to follow)
Leader : Jeff Lunn.
Friday 20th The Denably Ings Project.
The Nats survey will continue this year. Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader : Colin Howes        
Friday 27th Thorne Moors.
To find Sheep’s Laurel and spring wildflowers. Meet at 10:30 at the end of Ferndale Drive off Marshlands Road, SE694149. Midges and ticks are likely, walking stick advisable. Distance at least 6km.
Leader : Louise Hill.            
June  
Wednesday 1st Brockadale evening walk. 
Meet at 7pm in the car park SE512174.
Leader : 
Saturday 4th Broad Oaks Farm and riverside walk.
Meet at SE657019, DN9 3HX at 10:00. Bring lunch if you wish.
Leader : Caroline Barrass. 
Saturday 11th  Pot-Ridings Wood.
Meet 10am on Nursery Lane near the old railway bridge, SE532014, gaining access via the restored Nursery Lane Quarry.
Leader : Colin Howes. 
Wednesday 15th  Maltby Common.
Meet at 2pm at the end of Outgang Lane, Maltby. SK539912        
Leader : Geoff Carreck.
Thursday 16th The Denably Ings Project.
The Nats survey will continue this year. Meet in the car park SE498009 at 2pm.
Leader : Colin Howes
Wednesday 22nd River Torne Washlands. 
Meet at 10:00 on Toad Holes Lane SK619985. Bring lunch.
Leader : Nora Boyle.