List of YWT Nature Reserves (A-Z)


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  • Mind ‘boggling’ sea creatures ‘pop up’ this summer!

    Thursday 20th July, 2017

    Rockpooling at Boggle Hole

    Whether you live inland or on the coast, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is urging all to explore ‘The Sea and Me’ as the UK’s extraordinary marine life is celebrated nationally from Saturday July 29th to Sunday 13th August for National Marine Week.

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  • £50,000 for natural flood projects in Ryedale

    Thursday 20th July, 2017

    The Yorkshire Derwent Partnership is celebrating its success in bidding for a £50,000 government grant towards flood risk reduction projects in Ryedale.

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  • Public urged to "rock up" to Runswick Bay

    Thursday 20th July, 2017

    Sea Squirt

    Yorkshire Water and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will join forces to inspire all to 'go wild about rockpools' in a free public fun day at Runswick Bay on Tuesday July 25.

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  • Vulnerable habitats get a boost from Biffa Award

    Wednesday 19th July, 2017

    Wildflower meadow

    Over £74,000 awarded to help restore meadows at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Stirley Community Farm

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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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