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Five-spot burnet mothFive-spot burnet moth

Whatever the month... enjoy fantastic seasonal walks and tips for wildlife watching across the North York Moors and Howardian Hills.

We can't guarantee that you'll see these birds, plants and animals on any wildlife watching trip - but the unpredictability is part of the excitement! Some species of birds and wildflowers are very rare, and most mammals are notoriously difficult to see, some being partly nocturnal. Our expert advice, patience and a little bit of luck should all help.


Curlew near Danby Credit Colin Carter NYMNPA

April

Nature bursts into life bringing fresh green shoots and wild daffodils

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Bluebells Credit NYMNPA

May

Lush trees and hedges, the dawn chorus plus carpets of bluebells, one of spring's defining moments

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Otter

June

Our great outdoors is full of colour now that summer is taking hold, including 21 orchid species

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Badger

July

White carpets of cotton-grass blowing in the breeze and ancient woodlands look magnificent

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