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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

Yellow Stagshorn © Richard Baines

What To Look Out For - September 2017

  • Tue 19th Sep, 2017

Autumn is a great time to explore your local woodlands in search of strange shapes emerging from the ground overnight. Richard Baines of Yorkshire Coast Nature chooses three types of fungi of differing forms, to look out for in the coming weeks.

Golden-ringed Dragonfly © Dan Lombard

What To Look Out For - August 2017

  • Thu 27th Jul, 2017

August is arguably the best month in North and East Yorkshire for Dragonflies and Damselflies (belonging to the order Odonata). The combination of a relatively warm and settled summer this year has created ideal conditions for these wonderful insects to flourish.

Marbled White © Dan Lombard

What To Look Out For - July 2017

  • Thu 22nd Jun, 2017

By the time you read this, the mid-summer solstice will have passed and days will be shortening! Despite this, July is a very busy month for wildlife.

Eyed Hawk-moth (eyes open) copyright Richard Baines

What To Look Out For - June 2017

  • Mon 29th May, 2017

After a bitter spell of weather last month it’s so nice to be writing this on a warm day looking out on a wild flower meadow writes Yorkshire Coast Nature’s Richard Baines. For me June is all about discovering gorgeous flowers and amazing moths

Male and Female Common Blue © Richard Baines

What To Look Out For - May 2017

  • Wed 26th Apr, 2017

The colours of spring are everywhere in this wonderful month of May. This month Yorkshire Coast Nature’s Richard Baines focuses on four of our most contrastingly coloured butterflies to look out for on a country walk.