What on earth is going on?

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This Exploited Land of Iron is our HLF Landscape Partnership Scheme focused on the ‘blazing, booming, enterprising’* ironstone industry in and around the North York Moors in the 19th century, and its surviving legacy. The Scheme was officially launched in … Continue reading

The aesthetics of trees

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Throughout the seasons, trees are like works of art in the landscape. Reason enough to value trees, not to mention they provide wood; clean and stabilise soil; produce oxygen and hold carbon dioxide; slow the flow of water; give shade and act … Continue reading

As beautiful as a butterfly…

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There is a national butterfly census underway across the country – its the Big Butterfly Count and anyone can join in. The North York Moors are home to a number of butterfly species – some rare (like the Pearl Bordered … Continue reading

Catchment Trilogy – Part 3: wildlife wonderland

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Alex Cripps – Catchment Partnership Officer I’m the Catchment Partnership Officer for the Esk and Coastal Stream Catchment and I love rivers! A big part of my role is surveying along the River Esk and its tributaries. I get to … Continue reading

Landscape matters

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David Renwick – Director of Conservation It is my feeling that landscape is a construct of the interaction between the environment (in its broadest sense) and mankind’s influences, actions and emotions. But it’s more than the sum of its parts. Whilst … Continue reading

North York Moors Top 10 flora

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Ami Walker – Lead Land Management Adviser These are my Top 10 of wild flowers and grasses that you can see round about now in the surviving meadows, uncultivated grasslands and road verges of the North York Moors. These are some … Continue reading

Team working for the River Esk

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Simon Hirst – River Esk Project Officer The River Esk Volunteer Group was established at the start of the WREN funded “Esk Pearl Mussel Recovery” project and have been going ever since. The aim of the project is to improve … Continue reading

Linking up Landscapes and Volunteers

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Ami Walker – Conservation Land Manager Adviser    The objectives of the Linking Landscapes (Habitat Connectivity) Project are to ensure that the best bits of habitat in the National Park are as good as they can be, and to extend … Continue reading

Special qualities

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Clair Shields – Planning Officer (Building Conservation) and Monument Management Scheme Volunteer Coordinator The built environment of the North York Moors is just as important as the natural environment in making up the landscape of the National Park. The historic … Continue reading