EVENTS

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Date: 14th September 2021 9am

OUTDOOR

Place

iPort Lakes

Doncaster

Postcode: DN4 8FA

What3words: perfumes.punt.clashing

Facilities: None

Visit to iPort Lakes – meet at 9am

Meet on Corona Avenue, Balby.

This is one of the newer local nature sites which has been developed over recent years on part of the former colliery site in Rossington. It has no formal entrance to the site so we are meeting on Corona Drive in Balby.

Many interesting birds have been seen here in the last few years and the site consists of lakes with a small amount of trees and hedges nearby.

Date: 13th October 2021 7pm

INDOOR

Place

Castle Park

Armthorpe Road

Doncaster

Postcode: DN2 5QB

What3words: entertainer.blocks.ends

Facilities: Toilets/Lifts/Hot drinks

Dereliction to Tourism Hub

Prof. Ian Rotherham

During the last 18 months there have been many new developments at our local site, RSPB Old Moor.

Some of these changes involve making the site more family-friendly which has caused a debate about the impact of this on the site as a wildlife reserve.

This talk will raise some of the issues involved whilst also giving an insight to the developments. No doubt it will give rise to an interesting debate about the balance between maintaining a nature reserve and looking to the future by encouraging families and their children to develop an interest in the wildlife that can be found on these sites.

Date: 19 October 2021 9am

OUTDOOR

Place

Meet at Easington Church

Easington

Postcode: HU12 0TB

What3words: Easington: skidding.initial.splashes

Kilnsea Wetlands: reframe.brisk.obstruct

Facilities: Kilnsea – no facilities : Spurn – Cafe facilities/Toilets

Spurn/Kilnsea Wetlands

We meet up at the village of Easington. Next to the main church, as you travel through the village, you will find a car park which is where we will meet at 9am. Please allow about 1hr 30mins to 1hr 45mins to get there.

We have only started to visit Kilnsea Wetlands in recent years and it is a very good site for waders and other water birds. Walking is mainly flat on established footpaths.

Spurn and its surrounding areas is a major bird migratory point. In the spring and autumn many common and rare birds will reach landfall in this area from many parts of the world.

In the past we would drive down to Spurn Point but because of erosion of the roadway by the sea, a few years ago, we will only explore the area around the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust centre which includes a cafe with hot and cold food.

For newcomers to birdwatching this is an ideal visit to catch glimpses of birds you may not have seen before and the terrain is mainly flat and on established footpaths.

Date: 30th October 2021 9am

OUTDOOR

Place

Tophill Low

Driffield

Postcode: YO25 9RH

What3words: summaries.cherished.scoop

Facilities: Toilets

Tophill Low

It has been a few years since we visited this site to the south of Driffield. Allow about 1hr 15 mins to get there by car.

The site is owned by Yorkshire Water and a day ticket has to be purchased at the parking meters. It is £3.50 for adults and the concessionary fee is £2.50. Make sure you bring some change with you. There are toilets but no other facilities so bring some food and drink with you.

The site is fairly compact and most of the walking is on flat footpaths.

A range of water and woodland birds can be found here. In recent weeks there has been regular sightings of Kingfisher with 2 broods having been successfully bred this year.