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What To Look Out For

Year-round wildlife alerts and top tips on common wildlife to look out for on the coast of North and East Yorkshire

Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

  • Mon 9th Dec, 2019

A dark evening during November in Scarborough Cricket Club’s function room was the last place I expected to see a butterfly! As I set up my projector to deliver a talk on the Wildlife of the North York Moors National Park a small tortoiseshell flew around my head.

Male Wigeon © Dan Lombard

The Winter Whistler

  • Fri 8th Nov, 2019

The sounds of nature are a powerful force for our wellbeing. One of my favourite winter sounds is the beautiful whistle of the male Eurasian wigeon. On dark long days these social calls lift the spirit.

Beadlet Anenome © Dan Lombard

Rocky Hollow Show

  • Mon 14th Oct, 2019

If you go down to the beach today…

Yellow-browed Warbler at Flamborough © Richard Baines

Birds Without Borders

  • Thu 19th Sep, 2019

Birds have no physical borders to movement, no boundaries to their migration. They can fly anywhere they like. Imagine that, total freedom of movement…

White-beaked Dolphin Staithes 03-08-18 © Mark Pearson

Whales In Yorkshire? Don’t Be Daft!

  • Wed 31st Jul, 2019

This is our fifth year running our Yorkshire Coast Nature trips in partnership with Real Staithes; skipper Sean Baxter, Patricia Baxter and family, so it’s time to celebrate and reflect on our adventures.