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Rodley Nature Reserve Trust has announced the temporary closure of the reserve from January 2022.

They hope to re-open again in early Spring, once initial work on a neighbouring new housing estate is complete.


The 2019 YNU conference was organised in partnership with the North and East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre (NEYEDC).  Attended by 94 delegates, the conference took place on Saturday 6th April 2019 in the Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, on the topic of new tools and technology for biological recording and conservation.  Thank you very much to all the speakers, chairs and exhibitors for making it such an enjoyable and interesting event!  The book of abstracts and presentations can be downloaded below:


NatureHack stand 1NatureSpy stand (1)Panel Q&ALucy and Carlos, George's poster

Photos (clockwise from top left): Clare Langrick and Geoff Oxford looking at drone imagery on the NatureHack stand; Ed Snell from NatureSpy demonstrating camera traps; Lucy Mitchell discussing Nightjar research; Simon Pickles from NEYEDC chairing the final panel Q&A session




Harrogate and District Naturalists Society, an affiliated society of the YNU, are hosting a special one-off lecture by Professor Tim Birkhead FRS entitled "The Wonder of Birds' Eggs".

For further information and booking visit

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have just held their Great Yorkshire Creature Count on 20th and 21st June. The full results will be released on Yorkshire Day, 1st August

There are proposals for an extension to the quarry adjacent to Brockadale Nature Reserve, near Wentbridge. A hearing is to be held on the 18th of May so people are being asked to sign the petition against this major extension before then. The proposed extension is immediately adjacent to 2 flower rich ancient meadows which are home to 115+ flowering plants, of which 24 are in sharp decline in Yorkshire. To sign the petition click on the link below.