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Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

  • Mon 9th Dec, 2019

A dark evening during November in Scarborough Cricket Club’s function room was the last place I expected to see a butterfly! As I set up my projector to deliver a talk on the Wildlife of the North York Moors National Park a small tortoiseshell flew around my head.

Avocet at North Cave © Maurice Dowson

North Cave Gravel Pits - On The Way Home

  • Thu 28th Nov, 2019

Located just outside the village of North Cave and only a couple of miles from the M62, North Cave wetlands reserve is an ideal stop off point.

Male Wigeon © Dan Lombard

The Winter Whistler

  • Fri 8th Nov, 2019

The sounds of nature are a powerful force for our wellbeing. One of my favourite winter sounds is the beautiful whistle of the male Eurasian wigeon. On dark long days these social calls lift the spirit.

Tawny Owl at Top Hill Low © Maurice Dowson

Top Hill Low. A Long Road To Somewhere...

  • Wed 30th Oct, 2019

As Education guide at Tophill Low nature reserve I often meet new visitors who have just experienced what seems to be the longest 4-mile journey from the main road to somewhere that appears to be in the middle of nowhere, it is just that, but it’s well worth the journey.

Beadlet Anenome © Dan Lombard

Rocky Hollow Show

  • Mon 14th Oct, 2019

If you go down to the beach today…