The Yorkshire Wolds are teeming with wildlife. Red Kites drift majestically over the villages of Warter and Nunburnholme, while Wansford is the haunt of Otters and Water Voles. Another area to encounter the characterful Water Vole is on the banks of the River Hull at Kings Mill near Driffield, while Top Hill Low and Leven Canal is one of the best places in East Yorkshire to see dragonflies and damselflies.
Stunning Redstarts and secretive Tree Pipits breed at Millington Pastures, while Millington Wood hosts Spotted Flycatchers in the summer and Marsh Tits year-round.
Tophill Low breeding birds can include Cetti’s Warbler, Barn and Tawny Owls, both Marsh and Willow Tits, Water Rail, Common Tern, ducks and waders including Little Ringed Plover. It also has a wealth of flora, from Nettle-leaved Bellflower to Marsh Valerian, Sneezewort to Oxlip, as well as several species of orchid, and trees such as Spindle and Hornbeam which are not common in this part of the country.
Around Highfield Farm you can see Red Kites, Common Buzzards, Barn Owls and Kingfishers.