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Pyramidal Orchid North Yorkshire 2013 © Richard Baines

The Great Yorkshire Orchid Hunt 2014

  • Thu 1st May, 2014

How many species of wild orchid can we see on our nature tours and photography workshops in Yorkshire in 2014? Well, last year we reached 20 species in North and East Yorkshire! Read on to see how you can join us on this year.s hunt.

A dull, grey start to the day

Sunrise Surprise

  • Mon 28th Apr, 2014

Sunrise at Bempton was off to a shaky start the other morning. After inexplicably being wide awake at 3am I decided to haul myself out of bed, gather up my kit and head out to the cliffs for a morning photo session with the seabirds.

Guillemots - Steve Race ©

Bempton Cliffs - Seabird City

  • Sat 26th Apr, 2014

Every year from March to October Bempton Cliffs holds over 200,000 breeding seabirds.Gannets,Puffins,Kittiwakes and Guillemots take to the cliffs to nest on the ledges of the 400ft white chalk cliffs.

Dingy Skipper © Dan Lombard

Dingy, Green And Burgundy: 3 Spring Butterflies

  • Thu 17th Apr, 2014

With spring well underway, temperatures rising and vegetation growing, it will soon be time to welcome three of the region's most delightful little butterflies. The Dingy Skipper, Duke of Burgundy Fritillary and Green Hairstreak.

Snow Bunting © Mark Pearson

March 2014 – Bird Sightings Round-up

  • Thu 3rd Apr, 2014

The month showed plenty of encouraging signs of spring (unlike March last year), reflected in its cast of welcome long-distance arrivals, and topped off with some almost off-the-radar surprises, writes YCN's Mark James Pearson