Events and Field Meetings

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

  • Annual conference. Unfortunately the YNU conference and exhibition, due to be a joint event with the North and East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre on biological recording for conservation management, had to be cancelled because of Covid-19.  Information on previous years' conferences can be found on our conference page
  • Annual General Meeting. The last YNU AGM was hosted by the Whitby Naturalists' Club on 9th November 2019 in Whitby Museum.  The next one will be hosted by Craven Conservation Group in Settle on 10th October 2020.
  • 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 23rd September 2020.

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


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