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.


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YNU Annual General Meeting

When: 9th October 2021

Where: St John’s Methodist Church & Hall, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9JH


This year we will be hosting an in person AGM but also giving the option for people to attend and watch the talks via zoom.

More details about the AGM (including an agenda for the day) can be downloaded by clicking here*.

(*Please note this updates the one emailed out to members and contains more details regarding travel and parking)


Booking a place at the AGM

For those of you with internet access booking is through Eventbrite by following this link:

There are two types of ticket available:

1) For those who wish to attend the AGM in person – this is to give us an idea of how many to arrange for at Settle.

2) For those who wish to attend via Zoom – this is so that the link for joining the meeting via Zoom can be emailed to you.


In the case of 1) you will receive an acknowledgement of your booking but no further communication, unless there is a change in the circumstances. Those booking to attend via Zoom will also receive an acknowledgment but, in addition, the email containing the Zoom link, scheduled to go out at midday on 8 October.


Upcoming YNU Zoom Sessions

For details please visit our YNU Online Events page.


Visit our News page to read all the latest news and wildlife sightings from the Yorkshire Naturalists' Union, and follow us on Twitter @ynuorg.  

To see more photos of Yorkshire wildlife and habitats taken by YNU members, please visit our Flickr group.

Our calendar of activities can be found on the Events page of this website - come and join us!   

Recording Wildlife

Recording and studying wildlife is the main focus of the YNU


We welcome new members, whatever their interests and level of experience

Events and Field Meetings

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AGM and Annual Reports

AGM minutes and Annual Reports