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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

European Nightjar © Dan Lombard

Return Of The Goatsucker

  • Sun 2nd May, 2021

The story of one of our most enigmatic birds or the title of a horror sequel? Read on to find out which it is…

English Bluebells © Claire Bending

A Walk In The Woods

  • Thu 15th Apr, 2021

As this very welcome spring unfurls around us, one of the first places to really burst into life is our native woodlands.

…. and one nearby in the daytime © Mark Pearson

Birding In Bed (with A Little Help From YCN)...

  • Mon 12th Apr, 2021

It all began just over a year ago, at the end of March 2020, just as the first lockdown began, and the ground was metaphorically shuddering under our collective feet (is there a Richter scale for impending existentialist doom?).

Wood Anemone © Richard Baines

Ancient Discoveries

  • Mon 5th Apr, 2021

One of my favourite experiences on a nature walk is the thrill of discovering something special, something new which may have been missed by others. We don’t need to go far, often the best place to start looking is right where you are now!

Mistle Thrush © Dan Lombard

Sing From The Treetops!

  • Wed 3rd Feb, 2021

February 2021 feels like a tricky month to navigate as lockdown continues and foul weather often keeps us indoors. But as daylight hours increase the first signs of spring are closer than you think!