Author Archives: John Gardner

Charles Edward Andrassy

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Eddie Andrassy who passed away in hospital last Thursday evening. Eddie had been a member of the Wakefield Naturalists’ Society for many years, (probably the longest serving member of … Continue reading

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June Field Meeting – High Batts Nature Reserve

The June field meeting took us to the members only nature reserve, High Batts near Ripon. 12 of us convened for an amble round this amazing reserve, a new sight for all of us, and we meandered through woodland, meadow, … Continue reading

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Field Meeting at Wintersett

Our May outing, although a little later in the month than usual, saw a small group of members walking around Wintersett reservoir today. Wintersett is best known for its bird life and is a very well watched patch and it … Continue reading

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Indoor Meeting – Monday 10th January cancelled

Further to my email giving notice of the cancellation of tonight’s meeting, this is confirmation that the meeting will not take place due to various issues arising from the pandemic. The booked speaker gave backword due to concerns over the … Continue reading

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A chance encounter with roe deer

Roger Gaynor was at Fairburn Ings recently and had a super close encounter with roe deer judging from his photo. Roger says ” I called into Fairburn Ings early this morning before it was busy which paid off with good … Continue reading

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Return of the Indoor Meetings

Thanks to all who replied to my email regarding getting back together, there was a unanimous vote to return to indoor meetings. As I explained, the Quakers have given us a massive headache by letting our meeting room booking go … Continue reading

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December Meeting Cancelled

As with all the previous autumn indoor meetings, we are unfortunately having to postpone the December meeting. I was really looking forward to Tom Aspinall’s talk on bees as it came highly recommended. I will reschedule it for next year … Continue reading

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Little Egret in Wrenthorpe

At a recent meeting of Wakefield Camera Club, I was asked to identify a bird seen perched in a tree at the bottom of a garden in Wrenthorpe. Expecting a jay, as this is the bird that most often crops … Continue reading

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November meeting cancelled

I’m a bit late in posting this but by now you will be aware thtat we will not be having the November indoor meeting and, worse still, we woun’t be able to have an outdoor meeting either due to the … Continue reading

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October meeting replaced with an outdoor meeting

I hope you are all doing well and keeping safe. This is to inform everyone that the October meeting has been cancelled due to the government restrictions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, we can’t let a little thing like … Continue reading

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