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Dark Green Fritillary © Dan Lombard

Working To Save The Butterflies Of North Yorkshire

  • Mon 11th Jan, 2016

The Vale of Pickering and the Yorkshire Wolds hold some of Yorkshires’ most important areas of unimproved grassland. These areas, untouched by intensive agriculture for hundreds of years, now remain some of the last places to support a wide range of insects such as the Dark-green fritillary

Twite at Flamborough © Richard Baines

Flamborough Foot-it Part 6: The Final Walk

  • Mon 10th Nov, 2014

This project has been a great success, not only in raising funds for bird conservation but also in finding out how many species can be seen over two months on foot in this great place for birding.

Roseate Tern Nestbox Update. An Adventurous Chick!

Roseate Tern Nestbox Update. An Adventurous Chick!

  • Wed 22nd Oct, 2014

The YCN Roseate Tern nest-box produced an adventurous chick. Unwilling to stay at in its own box, it was usually to be found amid nearby plants or in another nest-box!

 Long-eared Owl © Richard Baines

Flamborough Foot-it Part 5: What A Wonderful Storm!

  • Fri 17th Oct, 2014

The birding god swung the wind north-east, picked up the speed, brought a bit of rain and then in came the goodies!

Barnicle Geese © - Richard Baines

Flamborough Foot-it Part 4: Seawatch Surprise

  • Tue 7th Oct, 2014

I finally got my rare seabird reward on 24th when a Sabine’s Gull flew north in the evening, a great bird for my list! Part of the attraction of seawatching on good days is just enjoying the vast numbers of birds passing by.