The Hull Natural History Society

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Programme of Events 2015

Saturday
24 January
10.00am

Waters Edge Country Park

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A walk round the ponds and reedbeds in this country park on the outskirts of Barton-on-Humber. Meet in the visitor centre car park

TA 029 232
Sunday
22 February
10.00am

Bridlington

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A trip to the seaside to sample the wildlife and the fish and chips. Meet in the harbour car park, although cheaper parking is available elsewhere

TA 183 665
Tuesday
24 February
7.30pm

Moths as pollinators: are they important and are they threatened?

A talk by Callum MacGregor. Meet in the upstairs cafe, Hull YPI Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue North.

TA 072 309
Tuesday
17 March
7.30pm

AGM & Members Evening

A short AGM followed by presentations by members on any topic with some connection to natural history. Meet in the upstairs cafe, Hull YPI Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue North.

TA 072 309
Saturday
21 March
10.00am

Allerthorpe Common

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A chance to see basking adders if it's sunny! Meet in the car park at the south-west corner of the common.

SE 752 474
Sunday
19 April
10.00am

Rievaulx

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A circular walk round Rievaulx and Ashberry Wood. Meet in the Rievaulx Abbey car park.

SE 575 849
Tuesday
5 May
7.00pm

Swine Moor, Hull Bridge

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Field group meeting - assemble on the old bridge next to the Crown & Anchor.

TA 055 416
Saturday
9 May
10.00am

Flamborough

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A circular walk round the head, weather permitting. Meet at North Landing car park.

TA 238 719
Tuesday
12 May
7.00pm

Nut Wood, Raywell

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Field group meeting - assemble on the verge, north of the path up to the wood.

SE 991 305
Saturday
16 May
10.30am

YNU VC61 Meeting

For further details see the Yorkshire Naturalists Union website

Tuesday
19 May
7.00pm

Victoria Dock & Drypool

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Field group meeting - Meet near Victoria Pier, Hull.

TA 100 281
Tuesday
26 May
7.00pm

Kelsey Hill, Burstwick

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Field group meeting - Meet at the old railway crossing.

TA 231 265
Tuesday
2 June
7.00pm

Humber Bridge Country Park

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Field group meeting - Meet near the old mill on the foreshore.

TA 021 254
Saturday
6 June
10.00am

Biller Howe Dale

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A SSSI with plenty of exciting plants and butterflies. Meet near Billira Cottage. This is down a fairly rough farm track, past Pond Farm.

NZ 918 007
Tuesday
9 June
7.00pm

Weedley Springs

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Field group meeting - Meet at Beverley Clump.

SE 944 327
Saturday
13 June
10.30am

YNU VC62 Meeting

For further details see the Yorkshire Naturalists Union website

Tuesday
16 June
7.00pm

Broadgate Farm

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Field group meeting - A circular walk including Beverley Westwood.

TA 026 373
Saturday 20 -
Sunday 21 June

Northumberland Weekend

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A weekend trip to Northumberland starting with a visit to Holy Island on Saturday followed by Newton by the Sea on Sunday.

NU 079 427
Tuesday
23 June
7.00pm

Hedon Road Cemetery, Hull

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Field group meeting - Meet in Estcourt Street for a circular walk.

TA 121 297
Tuesday
30 June
7.00pm

Kiplingcotes Chalk Pit

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Field group meeting - Meet at the reserve car park.

SE 909 430
Tuesday
7 July
7.00pm

St Andrew's Quay

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Field group meeting - Meet at the west end of the retail park.

TA 066 265
Tuesday
14 July
7.00pm

Thearne

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Field group meeting - Meet in the village.

TA 073 367
Tuesday
21 July
7.00pm

Leven Canal

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Field group meeting - Meet on the bridge over the canal.

TA 100 450
Saturday
25 July
10.00am

Brubberdale

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A circular walk taking in Brubberdale, a large area of accessible chalk grassland. Meet at the village pond in Fridaythorpe.

SE 874 591
Tuesday
28 July
7.00pm

Skidby: Keldgate area

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Field group meeting - Meet near the windmill for a circular walk.

TA 021 333
Tuesday
4 August
7.00pm

Loglands (Longhill Tree Nursery)

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Field group meeting - Meet at the east end of East Carr Road, Hull.

TA 130 336
Sunday
9 August
10.00am

Bempton Bioblitz (note change of date)

We have agreed to take part in a bioblitz organised by the RSPB at their Bempton Cliffs reserve. This involves volunteers helping with surveys of the flora and fauna and assisting members of the public in identification of their finds. Anyone willing to help, meet at the Bempton Cliffs car park.

TA 197 739
Tuesday
11 August
7.00pm

Oak Road, Hull

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Field group meeting - Meet on Oak Road for a walk in the industrial area.

TA 092 315
Sunday
16 August
10.00am

Fordon Chalk Bank

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Access land monitored by Yorkshire Butterfly Conservation, rich in plants and butterflies. Meet by the stile at the access point.

TA 061 748
Tuesday
18 August
7.00pm

Priory Meadows

Field group meeting - Meet in the lay-by north of the police station, Priory Road.

TA 052 314
Tuesday
25 August
7.00pm

Willerby Hill Business Park

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Field group meeting - Park on the road outside the crematorium.

TA 021 315
Saturday
19 September
10.00am

Spurn

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No year would be complete without a visit to Spurn. Meet in the Blue Bell visitor centre car park.

TA 417 158
Sunday
11 October
10.00am

Alkborough Flats

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Meet in the reserve car park down the lane from Alkborough.

SE 879 221
Saturday
14 November
10.00am

Weedley Springs

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A five mile circular walk past Weedley Springs and back via Drewton. Meet at Beverley Clump.

SE 945 327
Tuesday
24 November
7.30pm

Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia

An illustrated talk by Ray and Jackie Guthrie on their recent trip. Meet in the Oldroyd Room, Hull YPI Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue North.

TA 072 309
Saturday
5 December
10.00am

Londesborough

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A short walk around Londesborough Park followed by lunch at the Goodmanham Arms in Goodmanham. Meet at Londesborough Church.

SE 868 454
Species Lists bug list odonta list lepidoptera list plant list bird list general list

We usually make a note of the things that we see on our excursions. When any of the above icons appear on the programme to the left, it indicates that a species list is available, either a general list covering all orders, or a list specifically for birds, plants, butterflies, dragonflies or insects. Clicking will open the list in a new browser tab.

Grid references

Clicking a grid reference will open a "Google Maps" tab showing the meeting point in more detail.

Tuesday evening meetings 2015

Hunting the Redstart, Rievaulx

The venues for our Tuesday evening meetings are somewhat flexible and may be revised if we decide there is a more interesting location to visit. If you are thinking of attending a meeting, do check a few days beforehand to make sure there have been no last-minute changes.

Spring flowers, Nut Wood (IAA)

Cranberry

Cranberry flowers - Biller Howe Dale (AJC)

Northumberland weekend

Lindisfarne castle See the news page for some pictures taken on our trip to the north Northumberland coast.

Lindisfarne castle (IAA)

Yellow Shell moth

Yellow Shell (moth), Kiplingcotes (IAA)

The programme for our 2015 meetings may be downloaded in pdf format.
Saw-wort

Saw-wort, Fordon (AJC)