Recording Yorkshire's wildlife for over 150 years.
The Yorkshire Naturalists' Union is devoted to studying and recording Yorkshire's flora and fauna. We are an association of amateur and professional naturalists covering a wide range of aspects of natural history. We are one of the country's oldest wildlife organisations, having celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2011.
Bird Report 2013
Many members will be wondering what has happened to the 2013 Bird Report. Unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances, publication has had to be delayed. Rather than rush it out, and thereby compromise on the high quality and standard which is synonymous with the report, the decision has been made to delay publication. However you can be assured that the report will be well worth reading.
2016 Events and Field Meetings
The 2016 calendar is now being prepared and will be sent to members with the next issue of The Naturalist.
To help you plan your diaries in advance there is now a listing for all VC Field Meeting Dates up to 2020. See here for details.
John Newbold writes:
'It gave me great pleasure to nominate Bill Ely for the award of Honorary Membership of the NBN Trust, which was awarded by the NBN Chairman Professor Michael Hassel at this week's NBN Conference held at the Lakeside Centre York. Bill is the second YNU member to receive this award in the last three years as I was awarded the same award in 2013'
The YNU conference will be held on the 19th March at the National Science Learning Centre, York on the theme of "Names, knowledge and natural history - the importance of modern taxonomy to the amateur naturalist." If you would be interested in giving a talk or chairing a workshop, please contact Paula Lightfoot on email@example.com. Further details can be found here.
Jill Warwick has been going through the Bird Reports stored at her home and has many back copies which are available to buy. See here for full details. There are now only five 2012 Bird Reports left, so if you have not got one, please order now - see the 'Shop' link on the main menu bar.