Category: Upper Wharfedale

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Northern Brown Argus

The Northern Brown Argus butterfly transects are currently underway in Upper Wharfedale. Paul Millard surveyed Low Ox Pasture on the 6th June and found: 13 Northern Brown Argus all were freshly emerged. 134 Cistus...

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New technology helps restore peatlands

Since 2009, the Yorkshire Peat Partnership has been working to restore Yorkshire’s peatlands through a programme of practical restoration, management and monitoring. Most of Yorkshire’s peatlands have been damaged through prolonged periods of pollution,...

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Park Rash, Kettlewell

Situated on the road between Kettlewell and Coverdale, Park Rash is a steep climb well known to the cycling community.  Fortunately I have only ever cycled down it, on my way back to Skipton, as...

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Upper Wharfedale Butterflies

Butterflies come and go throughout the year and it is sad to see the Northern Brown Argus nearing the end of it’s season. I’ve been visiting two fantastic sites in Upper Wharfedale since the end...

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Long Ashes

Today I was fortunate enough to get out into the higher reaches of Wharfedale, searching for butterflies. The sun was out and it looked like a promising day to do my Long Ashes and...