NYMMO Fundraising Football Match

A team of NYMMO Game Keepers have challenged the local football Team at Rosedale to a full 90 minute match, with all funds raised going towards the ongoing work that NYMMO are doing in the community.

Come along and support the keepers as after 90 minutes on the pitch they might be in need of it.

A bargain price of £5.00 entry gets you not only to watch “The Game of The Season” but also a burger and a drink.

Come along and support us at Rosedale Football Pitch, Monday 28th May, kick of is 6.30pm.

NYMMO attend Duncombe Park Schools Education Days

Two fantastic Countryside Learning educational school days completed at Duncombe Park which saw over 400 school children have a great day out.

Days like these are essential in educating children about the stunning North York Moors area that they live in and how everyone works together to ensure it’s future.  Gareth (BASC regional officer) and two of our NYMMO Gamekeepers engaged with the children having debates about species management, and balance and sustainability, looking at traps, taxidermy and playing some predator and prey games.

I think the photos show that we held a very captive audience and hopefully the children will take at least one good point away with them as they being the next generation have a vital say in the future of the North York Moors as we know them.

It was fantastic to once again work with such partners as Countryside Learning, North Yorkshire Police, Helmsley Walled Garden, English Heritage, National Parks, BASC, Ryedale Folk Museum and National Centre for Birds of Prey (NCBP).  These great days are so important and it wont be too long till we’re out again with “Lets Learn Moor 2018”.


Slow Worms are Just Not Fast Enough!

Slow Worms are definitely not fast enough!  Along with the adders these photos show road fatalities, which for these reptiles is more common during the nice sunny weather when they come out to bask in the sun.

With long, smooth, shiny, grey or brown bodies, slow worms look very similar to tiny snakes, in fact they are legless lizards and are quite harmless.  Slow worms like humid conditions and emerge from their hiding places at dusk or after rain to hunt for food. They spend the winter hibernating under piles of leaves or within tree roots.  If attacked by a predator, a slow worm can shed its tail to escape, although it never grows back fully.

Please remember to curb your speeds on moor roads as it is not just birds and sheep at risk but also these protected snakes.

All snakes in the UK are protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981: Schedule 5 and it is an offence to kill, injure or take a native snake.   There are three native species (grass snake, adder and smooth snake) and one legless lizard (slow-worm), which may be confused for a snake.


NYMMO Charity Clay Shoot 2018

The NYMMO Charity Clay Shoot is now in it’s 3rd year and we will be returning for the 2nd year running to Thimbleby Shooting Ground on Tuesday 19th June.

We have individual 100 Bird Sporting and 200 Bird 4 man team flush, everyone’s welcome, 1pm start with last entries at 6pm.

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs for individuals, under 25’s, ladies, team and the top Grouse Keeper in the individual flush will also receive the Dave Wilson Memorial Trophy.

Eye and Ear protection must be worn on the day, refreshments available, come and support us and have a great day out.