The Society holds regular indoor and outdoor meetings throughout the year. During the winter months, speakers are invited to the club to give entertaining talks on a wide variety of subjects, while in the summer months, field meetings are held at various locations where members can get to grips with the local wildlife.
All indoor meetings are held in the Quaker Meeting House, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1NQ and commence at 7:30pm prompt. Annual membership is £10 per year.plus a £1 door fee. Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting but there is a £3 door fee per person.
All persons taking part in our field meetings do so at their own risk. Neither the Society or it’s officers will accept any responsibility for any injury, loss or damage howsoever sustained. Please wear suitable footwear for outdoor meetings and packed lunches are advisable on the more distant field trips.
Please note the change of day of the winter meetings until and including December
Momday 13th September – Welcome back!
Our first meeting back since the COVID-19 pandemic. A chance to meet up again in person. Following the business, there will be a slide show by the president on British Wildlife photographed throughout lockdown.
Monday 11th October – Cortez to California – Ray Brown
Ray Brown takes us on a photographic adventure from Mexico to southern California
Monday 8th November – Birding Canada’s Rocky Mountains and high plains – Mike Watson
Photographer Mike Watson takes us high into the Rockies and out to the plains for a variety of birds from the region, including the spectacular sage grouse
NB. This meeting may be changed at short notice
Monday 13th December – 2018 BC – Ian Newton
York photographer and regular face at the club, Ina Newton, shows us his wildlife images taken in 2018 BC (before covid!) which will include images from his trip to Israel as well as his UK travels.
Please note the 2022 meetings revert to our regular slot of the second Tuesday in the month
Tuesday 11th January 2022 – Behaviour, life-cycle and ID of bees – Tom Aspinall
Naturalist Tom Aspinall presents his enthralling lecture on British bees.
Tuesday 8th February 2022 – Hedgerows in the landscape – Catherine Artindale
Catherine Artindale describes how to identify and understand ancient hedgerows in our landscape based on her studies at Rockly, near Barnsley
Tuesday March 8th 2022 – AGM followed by Ron Marshall
Our annual look at the accounts and running of the Society which is concluded in a very small amount of time so that we can enjoy a great lecture from a regular favourite, Ron Marshall
Tuesday April 12th 2022 – Members’ Night
The indoor meeting season closes with a selection of short presentations from our own membership. Always a great evening.