Summer Programme 2021

The pandemic has made indoor meetings impossible, whilst outdoor meetings will have to follow Government guidelines.  

Covid-19.  Until mid-May we will obey the ‘rule of 6’, with multiple groups and leaders if necessary.
Any further disruptions to the programme due to government restrictions will be notified.

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

Everyone is welcome to the meetings below. For outdoor meetings wear stout footwear and suitable weather wear. Mothing sessions – usually arranged at short notice. 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.

Members are welcome to attend any of our meetings. For non-members, please contact the general secretary if you would like to attend any of our meetings as a guest. For further information and directions contact the general secretary at enquiries “at” doncasternaturalhistorysociety.co.uk
Doncaster Naturalists’ events are in bold.

 

Summer Programme 2021
Date Meeting Details
April
Thursday 15th Wood anemones in Brockadale. 
Prepare for a different walk into Brockadale to see the carpets of wood anemones.
Meet on the roadside near Wentbridge House Hotel, on the bridge at 1:30pm. SE488174 
Leaders Joyce & Paul Simmons.
Saturday 24th The Denaby Ings Project.
The Nats will survey this YWT reserve with several visits throughout the year.
Meet at the free car park at 10am. SE498009 
Leader Colin Howes
May
Sunday 2nd Dawn Chorus – Sandal Beat Wood.   
Meet at 4:30am at the car park at the end of the Straight Mile. SE609037
Leader Louise Hill.
Tuesday 18th Old Moor RSPB reserve.
Birds and flowers, with afternoon visit to Broomhill Flash.
Meet in the Visitor Centre at 10am. SE422022
Leader Nora Boyle.
Thursday 27th  Potteric Carr
Hidden Corners with Jim Horsfall.
Meet in the visitor Centre 10am. SE512174
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June
Tuesday 1st Dyscarr Wood SSSI, Langold Country Park.
Hoping to find Fly Orchids. 
Meet in free car park at end of lake. 10.30am Toilets are available. SK580865
Leaders Jim Burnett.
Wednesday 2nd Brockadale evening walk 
Warblers, Marbled Whites, Orchids.
Meet in car park at 7pm.   SE512174
Leader Joyce Simmons.
Wednesday 9th  Denaby Ings Project.
As part of the ongoing surveys towards the YWT project
Meet in the free car park at at 10am. SE498009 
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Tuesday 15th Anston Stones Wood. 
Find wood barley, etc
Meet at lay-bye on A57. SK538828
Leaders Louise Hill & Les Coe.
Saturday 20th Fishlake – a joint meeting with YNU Botanical Section.
Botanical survey
Meet at 10am just north of Fishlake village at SE666157
Leader Louise Hill. 
Wednesday 23rd Crowle Moor
A 3 to 4 mile walk is anticipated.
Meet at 10:30 in car park, west of Crowle village. SE758140
Leader Joyce Simmons. 
July
Saturday 3rd Dearne Valley YNU meeting, 
Meet at car park on A633 east of Barnsley at 10:30. SE372064
Leader Joyce Simmons.
Sunday 4th Potteric Carr
A walk around the reserve
Meet in the reserve car park at 2pm.  SE588006
Leader Geoff Carreck.
Date tba Lindholme
For nightjars, purple hairstreaks and moths. 
Meet tba
Leader tba
Monday 19th Thorpe Marsh.
Purple hairstreaks, dragonflies, perhaps moths.
Meet at the Norwood Gate at 6.30pm. SE594087
Leader Mick Townsend
Saturday 31st Denaby Ings Project.
As part of the ongoing surveys towards the YWT project
Meet in the free car park at at 10am. SE498009 
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August
Wednesday 4th Brockadale evening walk 
Purple flowers and butterflies.
Meet in car park at 7pm.   SE512174
Leader Joyce Simmons.
Wednesday 11th Glass Park & canal.
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Meet at 2pm outside St.Oswald’s Church, Kirk Sandal. SE610079.
Leader Louise Hill.
Date tba Mothing at Austerfield
Will be arranged according to suitable weather.
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Tuesday 24th Hurst Lane Gravel Pits.
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Meet at 2pm off the A638 near Rossington. at SK638985
Leader Geoff Carreck.
September
Wednesday 1st Langold Country Park.   https://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/parks-and-open-spaces/langold-country-park/
Joint meeting with British Plant Gall Society.
Meet in free Car Park by the lake. Toilets are available.  10.30am SK580865
Leader Tom Higginbottom.
Wednesday 8th Denaby Ings Project.
As part of the ongoing surveys towards the YWT project
Meet in the free car park at 10am. SE498009
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Friday 17th St. Aidans RSPB Reserve.
Bird Watching (Car park charge for non-members.)
Meet in car park at 10:30.  SE399287
Leader Joyce Simmons.
   
October
Date tba Almshouses, Hemsworth.
Fungal Foray 
Meet at When? Where?
Leader Francis Hickenbottom
Saturday 23rd Denaby Ings Project.
As part of the ongoing surveys towards the YWT project
Meet in the free car park at 10am. SE498009 
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