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Programme of Events 2018

Tuesday
16 January
19.30

Illustrated talk on Hungary

Meet at the new Thwaite Gardens Centre next to the greenhouses. Jackie Guthrie is the speaker following a trip discovering the natural history of the country.

TA 053 326
Saturday
27 January
10.00

York

Meet at the Grimston Bar Park and Ride car park. We will take a bus into York and depending on the weather walk round the wall and/or visit a museum. Lunch in town somewhere.

SE 644 513
Tuesday
20 February
19.30

Birds of Cuba

Note change of date
Meet at the Thwaite Gardens Centre next to the greenhouses. Andrew Ashworth will give a slide show of a recent visit to Cuba, showing the natural history and cultural aspects of the country.

TA 053 326
Sunday
25 February
10.00

Tophill Low

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Meet in the new visitor centre next to the car park. There is an entrance fee payable at the machine.

TA 073 485
Saturday
24 March
10.00

Scalby

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Meet at the church for an early spring walk.

TA 009 902
Tuesday
27 March
19.30

AGM & Members Evening

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Meet at the Thwaite Gardens Centre next to the greenhouses. A short AGM followed by presentations by members on any topic with a connection to natural history. [Minutes attached]

TA 053 326
Saturday
21 April
10.00

Kirkdale

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Meet at St Gregory's Minster for a walk along the valley.

SE 676 857
Tuesday
1 May
19.00

Bellfield Avenue

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Meet at the lay-by on the east side of Bellfield Avenue, 300 metres from the junction with Saltshouse Road.

TA 124 324
Tuesday
8 May
19.00

Swine Moor

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Meet at the old Hull Bridge.

TA 055 417
Saturday
12 May
10.00

Calley Heath

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Meet at the entrance to the YWT reserve. There is limited parking at the entrance so it may be easier on the opposite side of the road using the minor road [unsigned to Newton upon Derwent].

SE 750 496

Afternoon list for Allerthorpe Common

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Tuesday
15 May
19.00

Jillywood Lane

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Meet at the entrance to Lazaats at the end of Woodhill Way.

TA 021 344
Tuesday
22 May
19.00

Walkington

Meet at the church.

SE 998 367
Tuesday
29 May
19.00

Kelsey Gardens

Meet on the minor road south-east of Burstwick near to the old railway line.

TA 231 265
Saturday 2
Sunday 3
June

Lincolnshire Weekend

Meet near the church in Ancaster at 10:00. We will spend Saturday exploring three of the LWT reserves here, which have a variety of special plants. On Sunday we will visit at least one of the LWT reserves at Woodhall Spa. On Sunday we will start at 10:00 from the car park at Moor Farm TF 226 635

SK 982 435
Tuesday
5 June
19.00

Watton

Meet at the minor road junction near to Watton Beck.

TA 018 497
Tuesday
12 June
19.00

Hedon

Meet at the end of Farland Road for a circular walk taking in the old railway and Burstwick Drain.

TA 183 285
Tuesday
19 June
19.00

Melbourne

Meet near the pub for a walk along Pocklington Canal.

SE 752 440
Sunday
24 June
10.00

Sprotbrough Flash

Meet at the Boat Inn where there is parking for reserve visitors, not far from Sprotbrough Village [post code DN5 7NB], for a visit to this YWT reserve.

SE 536 014
Tuesday
26 June
19.00

Welton Waters

Meet just before the manned railway crossing. Once we have gathered we can then drive together to the car park at the first pond or indeed walk from here.

SE 955 261
Tuesday
3 July
19.00

Mount Airy, South Cave

Meet at the farm road junction with Beverley Road.

SE 931 317
Saturday
7 July
10.00

Burdale

Meet at the pond to visit this extensive area of chalk grassland.

SE 871 623
Tuesday
10 July
19.00

Kiplingcotes

Meet at the Hudson Way car park. We plan to walk west along the old railway line towards Rifle Butts Quarry .

SE 909 430
Saturday 21 -
Sunday 22
July

YNU vc61 residential weekend at Spurn

Details will appear on the YNU website.

Tuesday
17 July
19.00

St Andrew's Quay

Meet at the corner where Makro store meets the Humber.

TA 066 265
Tuesday
24 July
19.00

Wawne

Meet at Bamforth Farm for a farm field survey.

TA 084 371
Tuesday
31 July
19.00

North Cave Wetlands

Meet at the entrance. The gate is closed at dusk so best to park in the area between road and gate.

SE 886 328
Tuesday
7 August
19.00

Paull Holme Strays

Meet at the reserve car park.

TA 180 251
Sunday
12 August
10.00

Linwood Warren

Meet at the entrance to the LWT reserve. We hope also to visit nearby Buslingthorpe Wood in the afternoon.

TF 133 876
Tuesday
14 August
19.00

Skidby

Meet at the Mill entrance/road junction with Mill Road.

TA 021 333
Saturday
18 August

YNU vc62 meeting

Details will appear on YNU website in due course.

Tuesday
21 August
19.00

Oak Road

Meet in the car park in front of Dunelm Mill store near to Barmston Drain.

TA 092 314
Tuesday
28 August
19.00

Victoria Dock

Park and meet in Nelson Street near the pier.

TA 100 281
Saturday
8 September
10.00

Strensall Common

Meet at the car park area next to the minor road on the bend near the railway.

SE 653 618
Sunday
7 October
10.00

Welwick Saltmarsh

Meet at the track junction, having taken the minor road, Humber Lane, south out of Welwick village.

TA 339 194
Sunday
4 November
10.00

Houghton Woods

Meet opposite North Cliffe church from where we will take the bridleway east uphill to the wood.

SE 873 370
Saturday
15 December
10.00

Flamborough

Meet at North Mere Green, parking in one of the streets nearby e.g. Mereside. We will do a morning loop to South Landing returning for lunch at a village pub. There will be the option of a second walk in the afternoon depending on the time and weather.

TA 228 706

Additional Beverley meetings

Wood Anemonies Additionally, the botany group will be meeting in Beverley each Thursday morning throughout the summer. A full list of these meetings can be found on the Local wildlife > Beverley > meetings page.

Photo: H Kitson 2018

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

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

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Members at Oak Hill

Group at Oak Hill

Photograph Andrew Ashworth, 2017