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.
There is a problem with the on-line payment system which is being looked into. Please do not order anything until further notice.
If you have a query about membership then please email Ellen Tidy - firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Events and Field Meetings - A list for the 2015 Events and Field Meetings is now available. Please use the main menu links below to see further details.
And so you can plan your diaries in advance there is now a listing for all VC Field Meeting Dates upto 2020. See here for details.
The next field meetings are:
1st August - Marine and Coastal Section Field Meeting to South landing, Flamborough.
1st Aug. Botanical section VC63 Field Meeting Silkstone Fall Woods & Transpennine Trail. Meet on the roadside at Silkstone Rlwy Station at SE290043 at 10.30am
2nd August - Marine and Coastal Section Field Meeting to Saltburn
7/8th August - VC65 field excursion to Swaledale. Please note main recording day is Sat 8th Aug. A moth trap will be run on the night of the 7th August.
13th and 14th August - Beningborough Hall and Gardens YO30 1DD (SE516586)
15th August - Marine and Coastal Section Field Meeting to Ravenscar
16th August - Marine and Coastal section Field Meeting to Staithes
John Newbould has provided an itinary for the Swaledale Survey week. To view it click here
The YNU's very own Sarah West featured twice on Springwatch Extra on the 8th June. Talking about her work promoting 'Citizen Science' with Brett Westwood in the morning (also got a plug in for the YNU) and with fellow Yorkshire lass Lindsey Chapman (from Beverley) in the afternoon. Too catch up with these fascinating conversations search the BBC iplayer for Springwatch Extra and they are programmes 25.
Rina Siyengwa is doing a Ph.D at the University of York and wants help in understanding why people volunteer to help in wildlife related activities. For further information see here
The Natural History Museum are looking for 'Orchid Observers and Recorders'. For full details see here
The 2013 editions of The Naturalist are now available as pdf downloads. See here for details.
The YNU and Butterfly Conservation have started a Mapmate Users Group. Please see here for further details.
John Bowers has written an item on the 'Rights of Members of Affiliated Societies' which was discussed at the Natural Sciences Forum and executive Meetings on14th March. Click here to read the article.
Paula Lightfoot has sent in some details about how the YNU's Online Recording is progressing. See the full article 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.