Yorkshire Wildlife Trust blog

(c) Tom Blackwell

Our latest stories, tips and features on all things wildlife and all things Yorkshire.



Getting to know our hibernating mammals

As the days get colder, Yorkshire's wildlife species are building up fat reserves and getting ready for winter. But did you know there are only three mammals in the UK that truly hibernate?…

Seagrass (c) Paul Naylor

Spellbinding seagrass

Andy Jayes, Native Oyster and Seagrass Restoration Officer, tells us more about the dancing meadows of green beneath the waves...

Tick on blade of grass

Be tick-aware this summer

Ticks, mosquitos, horseflies, spiders, bees, wasps, ants, are all natural, native creatures that can feel very unwelcome when they sting or bite. But fortunately, they cause no long-term harm to…

Frog smiling with one eye open and one shut

Welcoming wildlife to your doorstep

Did you know that collectively our own outside spaces account for more of the UK’s green space than all our nature reserves combined?

Our gardens, yards and window boxes are undervalued…