Barnsley Nats brings together people who share an interest in natural history and the wildlife of the Barnsley area.

We normally have a programme of meetings and field visits throughout the year. However we regret that indoor meetings are suspended due to the Corvid-19 restrictions at Barnsley Town Hall.

Field visits too were suspended in 2020 for the most part – although we had one in July 2020, a visit to the Strafford mine water treatment area (Boylins) for the reedbeds, grassland and wooded areas there.

In the meantime we kept in touch via a newsletter of observations and information. Items from them were also posted on this website:

Field visits started again in the summer of 2021 and are taking place on the first Saturday morning of each month.

Next field visit
Saturday 12 February

Saturday 8 January
Elsecar Reservoir Nature Reserve

Saturday 11 December
Broomhill Flash and Wombwell Ings

Saturday 13 November
Dodworth pitstack -grassland and woodland fungi

Saturday 2 October
Wortley Hall parkland and walled garden – fungi and veteran trees

Saturday 28 August
Banks Renewables heathland site

Wednesday 21 July
Gypsy Marsh Local Wildlife Site – flowering plants

Saturday 3 July
YNU VC63 excursion – River Dearne down stream from Monk Bretton Priory

Wednesday 21 June
Worsbrough Country Park and Local Wildlife Site – meadow and reservoir

Field visits are usually held on the second Saturday of each month, starting at 10am, and on Wednesday evenings in the summer.

Further information on the resumption of indoor meetings and on field visits will be published on our Home page and on our mailing list.