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Big Garden Birdwatch

More than half a million people from across the UK are set to take part in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch, by counting the birds in their gardens over the weekend of 28-30 January, 2017. If you’d like to take part, and count the birds visiting your garden, you can request a free information pack, or […]

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Local activities for RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

More than half a million people from across the UK are set to take part in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch, by counting the birds in their gardens over the weekend of 30-31 January, 2016. They’ll also make a record of the other wildlife they see throughout the year, providing a vital snapshot of UK […]

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Curlew photo by Mike Nicholas

North York Moors wader survey begins

A survey recording the number of waders breeding on the moorland of the North York Moors is currently underway. Funded by the National Park Authority and Natural England, information collected during the survey will be used to inform future decisions around moorland management to benefit these birds. Curlew, golden plover, lapwing and snipe are the […]

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Helmsley Arts Centre – Exhibition opens today : Paintings by Jonathan Pomroy

Sketches Of Birdlife And Landscapes Ampleforth based artist Jonathan Pomroy has a passion for observing and sketching wildlife and landscape. His watercolours reveal the remarkable variety of bird life and other fauna found within a short distance of Helmsley. Come and hear Jonathan’s talk on Sun 10 March 6pm, Tickets £9 Exhibition of an least […]

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Big Garden Birdwatch – this weekend

The annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch returns this weekend, inviting nature-lovers in everywhere to spend an hour taking note of the flighty visitors to their gardens and green spaces. All people need to take part is a pen, some scrap paper and an hour to spend watching the birds in their garden or local park […]

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Dawn Chorus walk with Ryenats – Cropton 05.05.12

Crossbills at Dawn For the seven brave souls who attended the Ryenats annual dawn chorus meeting, we were treated to many varied weather conditions and happily an equally varied sightings of birds. After meeting at 5am at the entrance to Spiers House, Cropton we were greeted with drizzle then rain then heavy sleet then some […]

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Still time to build a Spotted Flycatcher nest box

It’s not too late…if you’re quick…..to build a nest box for the Spotted Flycatcher. They will be arriving back from Africa into Ryedale this week and will be looking for suitable nesting sites. They will happily nest in gardens and will readily take to nest boxes if you get the dimensions and positioning just right. […]

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