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Yorkshire Red Kites Newsletter 2018

The latest issue of the Yorkshire Red Kites newsletter has just been published and can be downloaded 

Spurn residential weekend 21st-22nd July: still time to book!

Come and join us for this special VC61 Excursion, a sociable weekend with optional organised activities.

Wildlife Sightings from North and East Yorkshire - May 2018

Wow what a great month!  This bumper edition with loads of sightings includes more than usual moths and butterflies.

Wildlife Sightings from North and East Yorkshire - April 2018

April was a month of huge contrasts in the weather from “Hull will be hotter than Istanbul today” to a return to winter temperatures at the end of

2014 Bird Report now published!

Now published!  The new-look 2014 Yorkshire Bird Report, incorporating new distribution maps (generated by data from BTO’s BirdTrack

Wildlife Sightings from North and East Yorkshire - March 2018

Snow and freezing temperatures started the month but by the start of the second week things were brightening up.

Where have all the redwings gone?

Every year since my arrival in Leeds 1970, I have watched and partly counted the redwings that feed and roost around the University of Leeds and th

Wildlife Sightings from North and East Yorkshire - December 2017

Compared to this time last year December 2017 was a colder affair with two short periods of snow.  Birding can often be good during hard weather an

South Yorkshire natural history project wins prestigious biological recording award!

We were delighted to see a Yorkshire project win the Lynne Farrell Group Award at the UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharin

Wildlife Sightings from North and East Yorkshire - November 2017

As the 'overlap' month when autumn morphs into winter, November is one of the best and perhaps most underrated periods in the birding calendar, and

Wildlife Sightings from North and East Yorkshire - October 2017

It’s amazing how two autumns can be so different!  After the Siberian high pressure weather system and birds of 2016 it was all about Atlantic stor

Wildlife Sightings from North and East Yorkshire - September 2017

September was dominated by westerly airstreams with only one period of easterlies so coveted by birders at this time of year.

The Wild Watch launch programme of winter talks

The Wild Watch at Nidderdale AONB, an affiliated society of the YNU, have launched an excellent programme of talks for winter 2017-18.  See their f

A brief review of the surveys of Thistle Broomrape Orobanche reticulata on Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Nature reserves

Article by Phillip Whelpdale, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, 1 St Georges Place, York, YO24 1GN

Wildlife Sightings from North and East Yorkshire - August 2017

For many animals, August is often a classic mix of post-breeding resident species mingling with the first migrants.

Wildlife Sightings from North and East Yorkshire - July 2017

Waders were top of the wildlife show in North and East Yorkshire during July.

Spurn Migration Festival - special offer on The Birds of Spurn

The YNU will be exhibiting at Spurn Migration Festival on the 8th to 10th September 2017.  This packed weekend includes guided walks, workshops, gu

Wildlife Sightings from North and East Yorkshire - June 2017

Settled warm weather for most of the month brought a fabulous range of wildlife sightings to our region.

The Wild Watch - Free Events!

The Wild Watch project have organised a fantastic programme of free events to discover the wildlife of Nidderdale Outstanding Area of Natural Beaut

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