Events and Field Meetings

The Yorkshire Naturalists' Union runs several exciting events and field meetings across the county every year, including:

  • Annual conference.  The 2019 YNU conference and exhibition will be a joint event with the North and East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre.  It will take place on Saturday 6th April at the University of York on the subject of new tools and technology for recording and conservation.  Visit the conference page for further details.  
  • Annual General Meeting. The last YNU AGM took place on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at St Chad's Parish Centre, Headingley, Leeds and was hosted by the Leeds Naturalists’ Club and Scientific Association.  The 2019 AGM will be hosted by the Whitby Naturalists' Club on Saturday 9th November in Whitby Museum.
  • Public events such as the Bioblitz at Scarborough in 2011 and the Festival of Ecology in 2013.  We regularly support bioblitzes and other public events run by other natural history organisations in Yorkshire.  In 2017 we took part in the BTO Yorkshire Conference, Leeds BirdFair, RES Insect Festival and Spurn Migration Festival.  Click here to download a useful guide to running a Bioblitz in Yorkshire.
  • Vice-county excursions.  Five field meetings per year at which members of all the different sections get together to record wildlife at a particular site in each of Yorkshire's five vice county. 
  • Field meetings organised by each Section to record wildlife in a particular species group or a particular habitat.
  • Field Skills Introduction - every year we run an introduction to field skills for MSc students at Leeds University.  The last one took place on the 27th September 2018.

All field meetings are free and non-members are very welcome to attend.  Dates and details of events can be found in the YNU membership card and on these web pages. Please follow the links below for more information.

Affiliated Events

Events organised by the YNU's Affiliated Societies

AGM and Annual Reports

AGM minutes and Annual Reports

All Events

A complete list of YNU events

Calendar

The YNU events calendar is a public Google calendar.

Conference 2019

NatureHack: YNU and NEYEDC Conference 2019

Gallery

A gallery of images collected from events held by the YNU:

YNU Events Map

Interactive map of YNU and affiliated society events