Field Skills

Natural History Skill Development

The YNU provides excellent opportunities for members to develop skills in all areas of natural history, from species identification and biological recording through to data entry and record management. Skills are developed through field meetings led by experienced recorders, indoor meetings including our AGM and annual conference, and the help and feedback given by our recorders in the verification of records.

We welcome opportunities to share our expertise and enthusiasm with others by supporting events organised by our affiliated societies and other natural history organisations in Yorkshire.  Please contact us if you would like the YNU to support your events or activities to help people learn about and enjoy Yorkshire's wildlife.

The YNU delivers an introduction to field skills for students on Leeds University's MSc/MRes Biodiversity and Conservation course.  This event did not take place in 2020 or 2021 due to government restrictions, but we hope to run it again in 2022 at St. Chad's Parish Centre and nearby nature reserves. We would like to thank all the YNU members who take part for making these events such a success! If you would be interested in taking part in future years, please contact Andy Millard (see YNU membership card for contact details).