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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

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!

Little Grebe © Richard Baines

What To Look Out For - August 2016

  • Wed 27th Jul, 2016

August is a month of plenty. Whether you’re raising your family or planning on migration you need a lot of food and this is often the best month to put on weight with loads of insects and fruit around!

Golden-ringed Dragonfly © Dan Lombard

What To Look Out For - July 2016

  • Thu 30th Jun, 2016

July is a fabulous month for insects as the warm weather encourages more and more species to emerge.

Turtle Dove © Steve Race

What To Look Out For - June 2016

  • Wed 1st Jun, 2016

Summer is almost upon us, the new colours of May become a familiar sight as huge numbers of insects take flight. “Green was the silence, wet was the light; the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” (Pablo Neruda).