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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-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.

Golden-ringed Dragonfly © Dan Lombard

Dragons And Damsels

  • Thu 4th Jul, 2019

‘Did you hear that? it sounded like flying tin foil’ A female golden-ringed dragonfly buzzed passed us at close range showing off her sparkling wings ‘Wow’

Olive-backed Pipit at Flamborough October 2015 © Lee Johnson

Can We See Birdsong?

  • Sun 23rd Jun, 2019

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could see sound? The first time I recorded birdsong and created a spectrogram I was blown away by the thought I could see a representation of the sound as a shape.

Dwarf Haircap © Richard Baines

Small Worlds Bursting Forth

  • Thu 9th May, 2019

As I walk across the open windswept hills of the North York Moors National Park in search of wading birds my eye is taken by a riot of colour under my feet. Amongst the burnt dry heather, patches of new life thrive on waterlogged ground.