Events and Field Meetings

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

  • Annual conference.  The 2018 YNU conference and exhibition will be held on Saturday 7th April at the University of York on the subject of Non-Native Species.  Visit the conference page for further details.  
  • Annual General Meeting. The next YNU AGM will take place on Saturday 3rd November 2018 in the Function Hall at St Chad's Parish Centre, Headingley, Leeds.  It will be hosted by the Leeds Naturalists’ Club and Scientific Association.
  • 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 next one will take 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.

Gallery

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

YNU Conference 2018

Non-native Species: research, recording and the conservation agenda

YNU Events Map

Interactive map of YNU and affiliated society events