Membership is £10 per year. All meetings are held in the Quaker Meeting House, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1NQ and commence at 7:30pm prompt. Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting but there is a £2 door fee per person.
Tuesday March 148th – ‘The nature of fungi’ – Hiram Wildgust
A look at some of the fungi that can be found locally. Many of us are interested in this fascinating order and, hopefully, we’ll be picking up some identification skills from this talk.
Tuesday April 11th – Members slides and Exhibits
Bring along your own nature pics and exhibits to share with other members. Always something interesting to see!
*** Tuesday September 26th – ‘These lovely Islands’ by Steve Rutherford ***
***** Please note that this is a change to the usual date.*****
Steve will take us on a journey around the islands of the UK.
Tuesday October 10th – ‘RSPB Old Moor by Matthew Capper
RSPB regional director will relate the story of the development of this remarkable nature reserve so close on our doorstep. He will bring us up to date with the success of breeding bitterns and other birds as well as informing us of the exciting development plans he has in store for the reserve.
Tuesday November14th – ‘Birding USA’- Ian Newton
Ian will be back with us to give us his excellent talk about his birding adventures in the USA including amazing warblers from the migration hotspot of Magee Marsh. Ian was due to give us this talk last season but in order to accommodate a change to our programme, he gave us his superb Massai Mara talk instead. This one is for the birders.
Tuesday December 12th – ‘The deserts of India’ by Tom Lawson
Tom makes a welcome return after a break of a couple of years, this time to give us his talk covering his travels around the deserts of India. Always delivered with enthusiasm and covering places many of us will never get to, Tom’s talks are always entertaining. .
Tuesday January 9th – “The Falkland Islands” – John Cranmer
John transports us to the remote .islands of the South Atlantic to see the penguins, albatross, caracarras and other amazing wildlife that the Falklands has to offer the itinerant naturalist and birder. There will be some excellent images in this talk.
Tuesday February 13th – ‘Birding tales and other creatures’ by John Gardner
Another eclectic set of natural history images and observations collected on various forays throughout 2017.
Tuesday March 13th – AGM followed by a speaker (TBC)
Don’t be put off by this meeting – we keep the business to an absolute minimum and following straight will be an entertaining talk. The speaker has yet to be confirmed and this section will be updated with details very shortly
The new programme for 2018 with be available in the New Year