Day tripping: Wharram Quarry

Last year, Yorkshire Coast Nature in collaboration with The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust ran a ‘Botany Day’ at Wharram Quarry for £45. Accompanying like-minded people and an actual botanist appealed to me so I paid my dues and gave it a try…. I’d been to Wharram Percy, the medieval village, before but had no idea about a quarry. I looked it up on The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust web site then,…

Vandalism at Bubble HQ

One of my favourite accessories at the Bubble HQ bird feeding station is the fat ball torch. On a 5ft wooden pole the metal ‘torch’ holds up to four fat balls, five at a push. It’s cheap but well made and has served me well. The birds love it and it draws in quite a crowd of them. A few months ago, I came out to feed the birds…

Whistlestop Tour: five great wildlife experiences in Dalby Forest

You may have visited Dalby Forest to use the fantastic picnic areas, cycle the mountain bike trails, swing through the trees at Go Ape or watch your children run riot in the play areas. The forest is becoming more and more popular and, at times, can be extremely busy. The beauty of visiting Dalby Forest is that you can easily escape the crowds if you know where to go.…