Back to News

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

Puffins – Getting into the Groove

Puffins – Getting Into The Groove

  • Tue 21st Jul, 2020

On July 16th 2020 we sailed on calm seas from the fishing village of Staithes down the beautiful coastline of the North York Moors National Park.

Roosting male © Dan Lombard

Species In The Spotlight: Marbled White

  • Sun 28th Jun, 2020

The marbled white is one of the most striking of all UK butterflies. Dan Lombard Senior Ecologist at Wold Ecology celebrates one of Yorkshire’s finest species. We hope you enjoy his blog and fantastic photos.

A wonderful grass verge full of colour and great wildlife habitat near Haxby on my walk © Richard Baines

The Dandy Highwayman

  • Thu 23rd Apr, 2020

One day I see endless green verges on my lockdown walk, a depressing monoculture of one colour; grass and more grass. A few short days later I start the same walk and as if by magic the grass has been hijacked by dandelions. The blossoming speed has taken me by surprise and lifted my spirit.

Blackthorn in flower © Jo Ruth

Dark Crone Of The Woods

  • Fri 21st Feb, 2020

Exploding white flowers from bare black branches, blossom before leaf, March belongs to blackthorn. Every winter I look forward to that first spring bloom, and then as if by magic an amazing carpet of white covers the whole tree.

Buckton Pond the start of Hoddy Cows Lane © Margaret Boyd

Hoddy Cows Lane – An Alternative Way To The Cliffs

  • Sun 16th Feb, 2020

Starting from the village of Buckton, just a couple of miles north of Bempton village, the old farm track that is Hoddy Cows Lane takes you all the way to the edge of those fabulous cliffs.