The Hull Natural History Society

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Programme of Events 2017

Sunday
22 January
10.00

Scarborough

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Meet on Valley Road near the Rotunda Museum. A walk around Scarborough with an option of the museum, depending on the weather on the day.

TA 043 882
Saturday
18 February
10.00

Wheldrake Ings

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Meet in the car park. A walk along the Lower Derwent mainly to see the wintering wildfowl. Usually very muddy.

SE 690 446
Sunday
26 March
10.00

Alkborough Flats

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Meet in the car park down the hill at the Flats.

SE 879 221
Tuesday
28 March
19.30

AGM & Members Evening

*** Please note change of date ***
Meet at the new Thwaite Gardens Centre next to the greenhouses. A short AGM followed by presentations by members on any topic with some connection to natural history.

TA 053 326
Saturday
29 April
10.00

Wansford

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Meet near the Trout Inn. An exploration of the flora and fauna along the chalk stream of the upper Hull valley.

TA 065 560
Tuesday
2 May
19.00

Wood Lane, Cottingham

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Field group - Meet at entrance to Wood Lane path off Priory Road, Cottingham.

TA 049 318
Tuesday
9 May
19.00

Swine Moor

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Field group - Meet at the old Hull Bridge

TA 055 416
Tuesday
16 May
19.00

Paull

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Field group - Meet at the car park at south end of village, not the Paull Holme Strays car park, for a walk to the Humber.

TA 167 257
Sunday
21 May
10.00

Newton Mask

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Meet in the village of Newton upon Derwent. A visit to look at the rich flora here with possibly an afternoon at Pocklington Canal.

SE 720 493
Tuesday
23 May
19.00

Melton Quarry

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Field group - Meet just east of the cement factory where the Wolds Way crosses Melton Bottom. There is a small parking area here on the north side of the road.

SE 974 273
Tuesday
30 May
19.00

Figham and Beverley Beck

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Field group - Meet at the beck end next to the river.

TA 057 393
Tuesday
6 June
19.00

Anlaby Park

Cancelled - bad weather.

TA 056 280
Tuesday
13 June
19.00

Willerby Low Road

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Field group - Meet at entrance to crematorium.

TA 021 315
17 & 18 June

Teesdale weekend - based at Barnard Castle

Saturday
17 June
10.00

Upper Teesdale

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Meet at Bowlees Visitor Centre. The centre opens at 10am and serves drinks and snacks. A circular walk along the upper Tees from Low Force.

NY 906 281
Sunday
18 June

The Tees near Barnard Castle

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Tuesday
20 June
19.00

Kilnwick

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Field group - meet near the church on Church Lane.

SE 997 495
Sunday
25 June
10.00

Fordon Bank

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Meet at the crossroads in Fordon. This will be a joint visit with Ryedale naturalists and the YNU VC61 Botanical section. We should see a rich chalkland flora, and insects if sunny. In the afternoon we may visit Wharram Quarry to see some of the special plants there.

TA 050 751
Tuesday
27 June
19.00

Lockington

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Field group - meet near the church.

SE 996 468
Tuesday
July 4
19.00

St Andrew's Quay, Hull

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Field group - Meet at the corner where Makro store meets the Humber.

TA 068 266
Saturday
8 July

YNU vc61 - Eastrington Ponds

See the YNU website for more details.

Tuesday
11 July
19.00

Hudson Way, Kiplingcotes

Field group - meet at Kiplingcotes Reserve car park.

SE 909 430
Sunday
16 July
10.00

Risby Warren

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Meet at the Humber Bridge Car Park at 9.30 to car share unless it is easier for you to meet on site.
We would like a warm and sunny day for the special insects here so, in view of the latest weather forecast, SUNDAY has been selected.

SE 929 143
Tuesday
18 July
19.00

Barton-on-Humber roundabout

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Field group - Meet at the parking area on the road to South Ferriby off the roundabout.

TA 017 214
Saturday
22 July

YNU vc62 meeting

See the YNU website for more details.

Tuesday
25 July
19.00

Castle Hill

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Field group - Meet on Eppleworth Road at the A164 bridge over. Km square survey.

TA 022 326
Saturday
29 July
10.00

Middledyke Lane, Cottingham

*** BIOBLITZ ***
The Society has been asked by the University for help with a survey of land adjoining Middledyke Lane. There is no safe parking on Middledyke Lane so we should meet on foot to the west of the sharp bend, having parked [if you have a car] somewhere nearby.

TA 056 330
Tuesday
August 1
19.00

Leven Canal

Field group - Meet at the the junction of Sandholme Lane and Carr Lane.

TA 101 450
Tuesday
8 August
19.00

South Field, North Bransholme

Field group - Park in Kingsbury Way and meet at the recreation area. Km square survey.

TA 096 350
Tuesday
15 August
19.00

Bilton east

Field group - Meet at Downay Road. Km square survey.

TA 163 332
Saturday
19 August
10.00

Oak Hill, Goole

Meet at the car park next to Tesco depot on Tom Pudding Way. We hope to have a local guide from the Oak Hill group to help us explore this fascinating site near Goole. More information on Oak Hill website.

SE 727 231
Tuesday
22 August
19.00

Middledyke Lane, Cottingham

Field group - Meet at junction with New Village Road

TA 055 330
Tuesday
29 August
19.00

Sculcoates

Field group - final Tuesday meeting of the season. Meet on Sculcoates Lane near the cemetery.

TA 094 307
Sunday
3 September
10.00

Hempholme

Meet at the car park just over the swing bridge. This is a pleasant circular walk along the clear waters of the River Hull just beyond its tidal range.

TA 078 510
Saturday
7 October
10.00

Spurn

Meet at Canal Scrape car park, rather than the usual Blue Bell park, near the entrance to Spurn. We should see autumn migration in full swing, and depending on tide and weather, consider a walk down to the point.

TA 416 154
Sunday
5 November
10.00

Ellerby & Burton Constable

Meet in the public car park, entrance just north of the Railway Inn, Ellerby. The route followed may depend on the weather.

TA 167 392
Saturday
9 December
10.00

Filey

Meet at the entrance to the Country Park. A walk either to the Brigg, around the cliff tops and/or south along the beach. Fish and chip restaurant for lunch.

TA 118 812

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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.


External photo albums flickr

Sometimes members will create online photo albums of our excursions. Clicking the camera icon will open this external website in a new browser tab.


Grid references

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Tuesday evening meetings 2017

Botanical discussion

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. (image HK)

Water Vole

Water Vole, near Keldmarsh (AA)

Mullein moth larva

Mullein moth larva on Figwort, Willerby. (HK)

Anacampis moria

Green-winged Orchid, Newton Mask (AC)