Wildlife Field Visits

Due to current government guidance to contain and delay the spread of Corvid -19, we will not be running any Field Trips for the time being.

We won't hold the planning meeting on 24th March, but the next programme is ready to roll, once restrictions are relaxed. 
We are suggesting that people can continue to post blog entries if you are able to get out and want to share your wildlife sightings.
 http://www.bees-ymca.org.uk/blog

 

BEES hosts a Wildlife Field Visit Programme throughout the year. The programme aims to explore a range of habitats to study their natural history and management issues relating to their upkeep. The programme is organised and delivered by a committed and knowledgeable group of volunteers. Planning meetings are held regularly to agree and distribute the programme.

Please see details for up and coming visits below.

Bookings must be made in advance (please ring BEES office for details).
Where minibus transport is offered there is a charge which varies from £5 - £12 depending on the distance of the trip.

The Minibus Bus departs at 9.30am from the Unitarian Church, Russell Sreet, BD5 0JB (unless indicated otherwise).
If you are on foot you can meet the minibus Culture Fusion (125 Thornton Road, Bradford BD1 2EP and corner of Westholme Street) no later than 9.10am.

On occassion the minibus will pick up passengers on route out of Bradford. Please discuss with the office (or driver) to find out the pick up points.

* Please ensure you bring adequate food and drink for the day.
* Wear strong footwear and waterproof clothing.
* All trips must be booked and paid for in advance where applicable.
* We ask for a donation of £2 if you chose to use your own transport when the minibus is offered.
* All people irrespective of background and experience are welcome
* Parking is available for a limited number of cars at the Unitarian Centre, Russell Street. Please make a donation of £2 for this facility.

BEES is a district wide environmental education and training centre funded both by Bradford Council and our own project work – for further information please contact Julia Pearson.

Previous Trips

If you'd like to find out more about out trips, we have:

 

Wildlife Field Visits - Upcoming

Staveley YWT - CANCELLED

near Knaresborough

We have been visiting this Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve (grid ref: SE369630) for many years and there is always something of interest whatever the time of year.  

There are 2 lagoons; other habitats include fen, grassland, wet pasture and copse, and there are 3 bird hides.  Spring flowers should be showing.  A toilet stop will be organised on route as there are no facilities on site.

Leaders: John Gavaghan and Alice Gingell 
Minibus transport; depart Unitarian Church 9.30am.  Cost £8