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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

Beadlet Anemone © Dan Lombard

What To Look Out For - January 2017

  • Sat 24th Dec, 2016

January; the start of a new year, an opportunity to escape the cold interior and hit the beach! You will be in good company as many animals take shelter on the coast in mid-winter. Temperatures are normally slightly milder as the influence of wind and salt reduces the severity of ice and snow.

Song Thrush © Richard Baines

What To Look Out For - December 2016

  • Sat 26th Nov, 2016

Winter sun is a precious commodity as daylight becomes shorter towards the solstice on the 21st December. For the majority of wildlife, shorter days and colder temperatures mean less food so definitely not the month to be giving birth.

Continental Robin and British Robin © Martin Garner

What To Look Out For - November 2016

  • Tue 18th Oct, 2016

In our temperate maritime climate, autumn often slowly merges with winter as October comes to a close and November arrives. In the colder days many birds and other animals come closer to towns and into our gardens or in search of food.

Sparrowhawk © Dan Lombard

What To Look Out For - October 2016

  • Thu 22nd Sep, 2016

How time flies! It’s nearly October and we are well into migration, the Yorkshire coast wildlife airport is full of arrivals and departures. Swifts have gone, Swallows have almost all gone but many other birds have just arrived. So many migration mysteries still remain.

What To Look Out For - September 2016

What To Look Out For - September 2016

  • Wed 31st Aug, 2016

September is the month when many naturalists become excited about animal migration. From massive Gannets leaving their breeding ledges on their way to the Bay of Biscay, to delicate Red Admiral butterflies crossing the North Sea to reach Yorkshire’s shore, migration is amazing!