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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.

Snow bunting


Midwinter and the year's shortest day beckons, but the robins will still be singing

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Crossbill Credit Dan Lombard Yorkshire Coast Nature


Frosty or snowy winter days and little vegetation makes for easy wildlife spotting

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Our three iconic wading birds, curlew, golden plover and lapwings return to the high moors

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