Potteric Carr is a special place all year round.
Nature paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs will wind you around a stunning, safe wetland habitat littered with pockets of woodland and wildflower meadows, and a cracking café is a great place for you recharge with friends. Hides allow you and your family to get up close and personal with birds such as woodpeckers and kingfishers and during your wander you may also encounter mammals such as roe deer and hedgehogs. The ponds provide a wet home for newts, frogs and whirligig beetles with staff on hand to show you the best spots for pond dipping. The meadows during summer are full of butterflies on the wing in comparison to a snow laden winter where you may be lucky enough to spot our overwintering bitterns – this globally threatened species is a real highlight to see for any wildlife watcher.
The Potteric Carr Nature Reserve leaflet is available as a download on this page - this leaflet includes a map with all the hides and paths marked on so that you don't miss out any of the wonderful habitats and species during your visit.
Potteric Carr also offers a fantastic education programme, working with children, young people and adults to encourage a love and understanding of Yorkshire's amazing wildlife! A great array of wildlife can be discovered on the nature reserve, to find out what you might see take a look here.
Whilst you are there do not miss out on our shop or take a look online for great nature guides and goodies!
Events at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
All of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's events can be found here.
Volunteering at Potteric Carr
To find out more about how to get involved at Potteric Carr, please see our volunteering pages
For more information about visiting Potteric Carr or getting involved in volunteering, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01302 570077.
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