Yorkshire Wildlife Trust blog

(c) Tom Blackwell

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

A straight on close up common frog looking goofy with one eye half closed.

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…

Wheldrake Ings

Seasonal flooding and wetlands

Our wetland habitats depend on the seasonal ebb and flow of water. Working with this natural process brings wide-ranging and wonderful benefits - Vanessa Barlow, Living Landscapes Assistant for…

Farm pond

Looking after your winter pond

Winter is an ideal time to carry out any pond maintenance ready for next spring. Here are our top tips on what to do and how to do it to minimise wildlife disturbance and maximise habitat creation…

Fly agaric (c) Sally Henderson

Fungi foray

Autumn means fallen leaves, flamboyant colours, fresh cool air – and fungi! Here are some of the most brilliant and bizarre mushrooms to look out for on your next woodland walk.

Tansy Beetle

Small but mighty

Insects are the basic building blocks for life on earth. They are found at the bottom of almost every food chain, working away in our compost heaps or in the soil, pollinating our flowers and…