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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

Male Common Redstart North Yorkshire ©  Richard Baines

African Jewels Arrive In Yorkshire

  • Sat 9th Apr, 2022

There are few things better than standing silently in English Oak woodland in spring drenched by sunshine, amongst a carpet of Bluebells and birdsong.

Common Kingfisher © Richard Baines

Late Winter In Yorkshire - Birds To Look Out For

  • Tue 22nd Feb, 2022

After watching Kingfishers in the eastern part of the North York Moors National Park for many years I reckon these birds occupy the equivalent of a million-pound property!

Auricularia auricula-judae – Jelly Ear © Ellie Davison

Wonderful Winter Mushrooms

  • Tue 8th Feb, 2022

Autumn is undoubtedly prime mushroom season in terms of mass and diversity of species present. However, there are marvellous mushrooms to find year round and winter is a great time to see lots of the hardier perennial mushrooms

Rough-legged Buzzard - Grindale © Nov 2014 Richard Baines

Close Encounters With Arctic Rough-legs

  • Sun 24th Oct, 2021

On the 13th July 2008 I was lost in the Boreal Forest of Russia.

A Dotterel migrating over the back alley on the night of 7th October was a stand-out highlight © Mark Pearson

Birding In Bed – A Year In Nocmig

  • Wed 9th Jun, 2021

Part two of Mark Pearson's wonderful insight into the mysterious world of nocturnal migration over his home in Filey, North Yorkshire