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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

Female European Golden Plover © Richard Baines

Panning For Plovers

  • Sat 23rd Feb, 2019

Wide open spaces and big landscapes free the mind and our spirits can fly, but without the birds, butterflies and beetles we have no jewels, the sparkle is gone. On our doorstep is a goldmine, the big heather dominated hills of the North York Moors National Park

Male Goldeneye © Steve Race

What To Look Out For - February 2019

  • Mon 28th Jan, 2019

I can’t write about wildlife in February and ignore Valentines Day. The tradition of celebrating love in the middle of what can be a chilly and rainy month with few signs of spring may seem odd, but for many birds this is the best time to get it on!

Beech Leaves copper curls with their long pointed fagus buds © Richard Baines

What To Look Out For - January 2019

  • Fri 4th Jan, 2019

January is a great month to get into trees! They are almost everywhere we look, or at least should be… But which are the best trees for wildlife? The answer partly depends on where you live.

Hedgehog © Richard Baines

What To Look Out For - December 2018

  • Thu 1st Nov, 2018

A movement caught my eye on a nearby flat stone. Wow it’s a newt and not any old newt but a Great Crested Newt!

Bohemian Waxwing © Steve Race

What To Look Out For - November 2018

  • Sat 27th Oct, 2018

Birds can crash into your life when you least expect it, even from outer space!