From a recent BTO Newsletter I learned that research at Exeter University is confirming something I’m sure most of us instinctively knew: watching birds near your home reduces your stress levels! Visiting friends who...
An early February walk round Swinsty and Fewston Reservoirs produced two concentrations of waterfowl, the first the usual conglomeration of mallards plus a few Canada and feral farmyard geese beside the car park at...
This week is National Nestbox Week when the BTO encourages us all to install nestboxes in our gardens. With our modern building practices and general passion for tidy gardens we have actually severely cut...
A January walk through Strid Wood found a pair of dippers in one of their usual spots near the Cavendish Pavilion, prime dipper habitat of fast shallow water that provides an abundance of invertebrate...
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been puzzled by some long-tailed tits visiting our fat-ball feeder. Nothing unusual in the species – these tiny members of the tit family have grown increasingly common...
Frog spawn and toad eggs
Returning summer visitors (birds) and seabirds nesting
Song birds singing
Woodland flowers including Bluebells
Trees and hedgerows in leaf
Early meadow flowers including orchids
Chiff-chaffs in woodlands and scrubby areas
Run by the Friend's of Gallows Hill, the Gallows Hill Nature Area is situated on the banks of the Wharfe, in Otley.
In May 2014 the Ben Rhydding Gravels pits site was declared a Local Nature Reserve by the Lord Mayor of Bradford.