List of YWT Nature Reserves (A-Z)


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Autumn Highlights

As the leaves turn brown, keep your eyes to the ground in woodland nature reserves. Out on the coast, keep your eyes to the skies!


Autumn sees birds such as swallows and house martins heading south for the winter whilst thousands of geese, ducks and waders return to our shores where they will spend the winter. Spurn (near Kilnsea, East Yorkshire) is one of the best spots in the UK to view the autumn migration.   (Photo: The view from Spurn lighthouse - Credit Jono Leadley)


October is the best time to go out looking for the weird and wonderful forms of fungi that appear in our woodlands. Interesting named fungi, such as chicken of the woods, fly agaric, puffballs and shaggy inkcaps can all be found in Yorkshire. Visit nature reserves like Broadhead Clough (Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire), Barlow Common (near Selby, North Yorkshire), Brockadale (near Pontefract, North Yorkshire) and Potteric Carr (Doncaster, South Yorkshire) for brilliant displays. (Photo: Fly agaric - Credit Elliott Neep)