Workshops and Outdoor Activities Programme for 2019. Click here for full downloadable programme. Please note that dogs are not permitted on Club outdoor events.

Lecture Programme for 2019-2020. Click here for full downloadable programme. A suggested donation of £1.00 (Members) and £2.00 (Visitors) is invited from those attending lectures.

October 2019

31 (Thursday)

Field meeting. Morning of conservation work. Location Upgang Ravine. Time. 10:00. Notes. The Club's annual grassland clearance on the bankside has resulted in clear improvement in the flora and dependent insects. Bring refreshments, tools and gardening gloves. Contact. Wendy English [wendy.english<at>btopenworld.com].

November 2019

2 (Saturday)

Lecture. 100 years of growing pains - changing attitudes in the Forestry Commission. Speaker. Brian Walker (Scarborough Field Naturalists). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00.

9 (Saturday)

Lecture. YNU Presidential Address: Seaweeds - the Cinderellas of the sea. Speaker. Jane Pottas (Whitby Naturalists' Club). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00. Notes. Jane is currently President of the Yorkshire Naturalists' Union [YNU]. At this meeting, therefore, the Club will host the YNU for their AGM, and their Presidential Address will also be our lecture.

16 (Saturday)

Lecture. Sparrows and people. Speaker. Amy-Jane Beer (Wildstory). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00.

23 (Saturday)

Lecture. Yorkshire's irreplaceable peatlands. Speaker. Matthew Snelling (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust & Yorkshire Peat Partnership). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00.

30 (Saturday)

Lecture. The natural history of NW Iceland. Speaker. Mike Bagshaw (Whitby Naturalists' Club). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00.

December 2019

7 (Saturday)

Lectures. Christmas round-up. Speaker. Various Recorders (Whitby Naturalists' Club). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00. Notes. With mince pies and mulled wine.

January 2020

11 (Saturday)

Lecture. Wildlife photography and conservation - twin passions. Speaker. Steve Mills (Whitby Naturalists' Club). Location. Northern Lights Suite, Whitby Spa, Westcliff, Whitby. Time. 14:00. Notes. Not usual venue, which is temporarily unavailable.

18 (Saturday)

Lecture. The Walmsleys of Robin Hood's Bay: father and son; artist and writer. Speaker. Jane Ellis (Whitby Naturalists' Club). Location. Exhibition Room, Whitby Spa, Westcliff, Whitby. Time. 14:00. Notes. Not usual venue, which is temporarily unavailable.

25 (Saturday)

Lecture. Jet rock and mass extinctions. Speaker. Timothy Burnhill (Whitby Naturalists' Club). Location. Northern Lights Suite, Whitby Spa, Westcliff, Whitby. Time. 14:00. Notes. Not usual venue, which is temporarily unavailable.

February 2020

1 (Saturday)

AGM and Photographic Competition. Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00. Notes. Return to usual venue.

8 (Saturday)

Lecture. Nature and industrial heritage - an update on the Land of Iron Project. Speaker. Sam Newton (North York Moors National Park). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00.

8 (Saturday)

Lecture. Nature and industrial heritage - an update on the Land of Iron Project. Speaker. Sam Newton (North York Moors National Park). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00.

15 (Saturday)

Lecture. Trail cameras and time lapse. Speaker. Tony Kearsley (Whitby Naturalists' Club). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00.

22 (Saturday)

Lecture. Wonders of wood. Speaker. Mark Bennett (The Woodlark). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00.

29 (Saturday)

Lecture. The Yorkshire enclosed beaver release trial - the story so far. Speaker. Cath Bashforth (Forestry England). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00.

March 2020

7 (Saturday)

Lecture. The East Cleveland Barn Owl Nest Box Network. Speaker. Kate Bartram (Tees Wildlife). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00.

14 (Saturday)

Lecture. Sex & drugs & rock & roll - the Microsporidia. Speaker. David Minter (Whitby Naturalists' Club). Location. Normanby Room, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby. Time. 14:00.


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