List of YWT Nature Reserves (A-Z)


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  • Public urged to report harmful invasive species in Yorkshire

    Tuesday 11th July, 2017

    Giant hogweed

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is alerting the public to the dangers of invasive species and asks for sightings to be reported.

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  • Rare species seek sanctuary at Potteric Carr

    Friday 7th July, 2017

    Lesser Emperor dragonfly

    With sweeping views over a tranquil lake and reedbed, Potteric Carr is the perfect place for a spot of wildlife watching. Wandering deeper in to its patchwork of habitats, stretching around one and a half kilometres from the visitor centre, it’s hard to believe the reserve sits so close to the town centre. Wetland, woodland and wildflower meadows are all carefully managed here; this painstaking TLC has played a huge part in attracting a number of rare and endangered species to the site.

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  • Window of opportunity to save ancient hay meadow

    Monday 3rd July, 2017

    Ashes Pasture Nature Reserve Planned Extension. Credit: Charlotte Bickler

    Ashes Pasture, a small, yet exceptionally beautiful upland hay meadow in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is the focus of a campaign by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to raise £175,000. If successful, the future of one of the rarest grassland sites in the UK will be secured.

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  • Wolds’ forgotten ponds ‘dew’ a revival

    Wednesday 28th June, 2017

    Wolds Dew Pond Project Officer Emilty McGregor by a dew pond near Sledmere

    A threatened, once distinctive and important feature of Yorkshire’s rural landscape is to be revived to benefit both the natural and cultural heritage of the region in an ambitious new project led by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, and made possible thanks to National Lottery players.

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  • Work begins on Owler Beck!

    Monday 26th June, 2017

    Water Vole - credit Elliott Neep

    Work has begun on improving the Owler Beck riverbody catchment in Wakefield, thanks to money received from The Veolia Environmental Trust and the Groundwork ‘Tesco Bags of Help’ scheme.

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  • In for a birdie!

    Friday 23rd June, 2017

    The winning team at the Trust's Charity Golf Day 2017. Credit Tom Marshall

    A charity golf day has raised valuable funds to support the ongoing work of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in protecting the region's wild places and wildlife.

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  • Art Exhibition sees Spurn ‘head inland’

    Tuesday 20th June, 2017

    Artist Larry Malkin pictured with his paintings inspired by Spurn

    The evocative beauty of the Spurn headland is the inspiration behind a special exhibition at the Triton Gallery on the Sledmere Estate near Driffield, running until Sunday 25th June.

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  • Free Summer Showcase at Potteric Carr reserve

    Wednesday 14th June, 2017

    Pond dipping at Potteric Carr

    Whether you’re a regular visitor or a curious first-timer, pop down to Potteric Carr nature reserve on 24th June to experience all the nature reserve has to offer for free.

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  • Search on for Tomorrow’s ‘Natural’ Leaders across Yorkshire

    Tuesday 13th June, 2017

    TNL Georgia with YWT Living Seas Trainee Stewart Crabtree

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is aiming to kick-start the careers of young conservation enthusiasts and help safeguard Yorkshire’s world-famous natural landscape through their innovative Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme.

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  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust welcomes new arrivals!

    Tuesday 6th June, 2017

    Avocet Chick Credit Pete Walkden

    A former sand and gravel quarry, close to the village of North Cave in the East Riding of Yorkshire, has become an important sanctuary for one of Yorkshire’s largest inland colonies of avocets – an iconic, once highly threatened bird which remains amongst the most heavily protected species in the UK.

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