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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

Blackcap (male) © Dan Lombard

What To Look Out For - March 2017

  • Thu 23rd Feb, 2017

Whatever the weather is like, March brings with it lengthening days. Snakes alive, its early spring! A new awakening for nature and for us! YCN’s Richard Baines explores what to look out for during the coming month.

Great Cormorant North Yorkshire 2017 © Steve Race

What To Look Out For - February 2017

  • Thu 26th Jan, 2017

Colder weather has slowly crept into 2017, but there isn’t much snow yet…. This is good news for some birds such as Kingfishers and Barn Owls.

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.