The Woodland Trust has released the resuts of the Big Bluebell watch. They collected 48,200 bluebell records across the UK. They found that:- Native bluebells are going strong. 80% of the bluebells recorded were native. South Yorkshire, Kent and Hampshire recorded the most. Spanish bluebell hotspots were as expected. Spanish bluebells were mainly recorded in developed […]
We left a cold wet Rochdale with a forecast for better weather in East Yorkshire where we headed for a place that was new to everyone but the leaders. the Pocklington Canal, and it did not disappoint. Built over three years to connect Pocklington to Hull via the river Derwent, and completed in 1818, the […]
Nature Ed and Hollingworth Lake have lots on offer over the Summer months. Take your kids or grandchildren to the Tree-tastic session or have a go at pond dipping. Or maybe you’d like to take a Bat walk or join one of their Heritage trails around the borough?
On what turned out to be a glorious sunny day we visited Lunt Meadows near Crosby. The reserve is fairly new and still being developed but we saw and heard, Sedge and Reed Warblers, Blackcap, Whitethroat, plus a host of waders and later in the day two Mediterranean Gulls were seen. Add to this some […]
Warm spring sunshine greeted 34 members of the Field Nats as we arrived at Brimham Rocks in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire. The Brimham Rocks site, a SSSI owned and managed by the National Trust, displays amazing rock formations of millstone grit that have been sandblasted by fierce winds over […]
Help the Woodland Trust and be part of their most accurate bluebell survey ever. Your records will help to monitor the status of the UK’s bluebells over time and will help to secure the future of native bluebells and their woodland home. From beautiful ancient woods to your back garden, look out for bluebells and […]
The BTO have just published their latest report on the state of UK birds. If you would like to know more download a copy of the report. https://www.bto.org/sites/default/files/publications/state-of-uk-birds-2016.pdf
Saturday turned out to be the perfect day for pond and stream sampling. Eleven of us took part in a very interesting event, learning how to sample in ponds and streams, and identifying a few of the invertebrates we caught.
Remember to look out for frog, toad or newt spawn and record when and where you see it. frog, toad and newt spawn part 2 frog, toad and newt spawn
The national flags of Iceland and Norway fluttered in the stiff breeze to welcome the party of Field Naturalists after their long drive up from Rochdale to the WWT reserve at Caerlaverock, near Dumfries in south west Scotland. The flags signify two of the great attractions of the reserve in winter – over 130 […]