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  • 7th Annual Food Fest Comes to Stirley Farm

    Friday 22nd September, 2017

    Stirley Food Festival

    Delicious food, fresh veg grown on the farm, local crafts, live music and, of course, a beer tent.

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  • “Egg-cellent” news for the European lobster as England chooses to ban landings of egg-bearing females

    Tuesday 19th September, 2017

    European or Common Lobster. Credit George Stoyle.

    Following a nationwide consultation on the prohibition of landing egg bearing (“berried”) lobster and crawfish in England the Government has announced that it will introduce a ban by October of this year.

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  • AGM event coming up on 14th October

    Thursday 14th September, 2017

    Linsey Chapman

    This event is now fully booked. If you would like to come along then please contact Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on 01904 659570 to see if there are any spaces due to cancellations. Thank you.

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  • Surveys point to success in management of rare marine habitat at Spurn

    Monday 11th September, 2017

    Annual Seagrass Survey at Spurn

    A recent survey of coastal seagrass beds off Spurn Point by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reveals one of the UK’s most rapidly declining habitats could finally be on the up in Yorkshire.

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  • Transformation of Clifton Beck continues with help of local community

    Monday 11th September, 2017

    Taking water samples at Clifton Beck

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and local people in Brighouse are working restore the ailing Clifton Beck, with the aim of turning it in to a wildlife haven. Focusing their efforts at three key sites, Trust employees and volunteers are improving woodland, creating green corridors for wild creatures and making a safe space for local nature lovers to experience the area.

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  • Wildlife and rare ancient habitat SAVED from proposed Whitby holiday village development as proposal REJECTED

    Thursday 7th September, 2017

    Brown long-eared bat. Credit: Tom Marshall

    *UPDATE* 07 September 2017: Development proposal REJECTED: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Conservation Officer Sara Robin who has led on the Trust's objection to the proposal was present at the Planning meeting at which the decision to refuse permission for the development was made. On hearing the news Sara said: "Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is delighted that the Scarborough Borough Council Planning Committee has decided not to give planning permission for the holiday village development at The Raithwaite Estate. The development had the potential to be very damaging to Ancient Woodland, wildlife and the landscape of the North York Moors National Park and the Heritage Coast. We commend the Councillors' decision as they have recognised that nature matters and how we should be working to create a living landscape in North Yorkshire and not destroying it."

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  • Put pen to paper – naturally!

    Tuesday 5th September, 2017

    South Landing at Flamborough – a beautiful location from which to draw inspirati

    Calling all nature lovers! Temporarily put your binoculars down, lay your rock-pooling net aside and close your ID book. An upcoming event from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will introduce you to another brilliant way to enjoy wildlife.

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  • Funding for communities and nature in Leeds and Bradford

    Tuesday 29th August, 2017

    Child playing, credit Julie Norman

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust launches a brand new project that aims to reach out to communities with limited access to nature.

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  • No sleeping on the job: volunteers needed to count sheep

    Thursday 24th August, 2017

    Hebridean sheep

    If you've ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Bo Peep – before she lost her sheep, that is – Yorkshire Wildlife Trust want to hear from you. We're looking for local nature-lovers to keep an eye on our flock of Hebridean sheep, and help with conservation in the process.

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  • Communities set to benefit from River Wiske conservation

    Thursday 24th August, 2017

    The team from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust planting trees to enhance the habitat for

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is urging landowners along the River Wiske Corridor to contact them and benefit from the latest funding available to support restoration work on their land.

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