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.

YNU AGM in Whitby, 9th November 2019

Booking is now open for the YNU AGM on the 9th November in Whitby Museum.  The event is hosted by Whitby Naturalists's Club and includes a talk by YNU President Dr Jane Pottas entitled 'Seaweeds - the Cinderellas of the sea'.  For more details, the agenda and online booking, visit the AGM page.

Latest news:

The latest Yorkshire Bird Report (2015) was published in May 2019 - to order your copy, visit our website shop.  Work is underway on the 2016 and 2017 reports.

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 photos of Yorkshire wildlife taken by YNU members, please visit our Flickr group.

Our calendar of activities can be found on the Events page of this website, the interactive Events Map and the YNU Google Calendar - 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

YNU website shop

Book events and order publications

Conference 2019

NatureHack: YNU and NEYEDC Conference 2019

Events and Field Meetings

Join us at one of our events in 2018

AGM and Annual Reports

AGM minutes and Annual Reports