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Keep up to date with all the latest news from the North Yorkshire Moors Moorland Organisation

We are now facing an even bigger threat

April 25, 2019

After the devastating wildfires that have hit moorland and woodland already this year we are now facing an even greater threat. The first lapwing chicks of the year were spotted […]

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Natural England revoke General Licences

April 24, 2019

Yesterday’s surprise announcement from Natural England to revoke General Licences, GL04 (for the prevention of serious damage to crops and livestock), GL05 (for prevention of disease and ensuring public safety) […]

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Warnings ignored, another fire on the moors

April 23, 2019

The Met Office’s Fire Severity Index (FSI) is an assessment of how severe a fire could become if one were to start and NOT of the risk of wildfires occurring.  […]

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Predator Control for All Ground Nesting Birds

April 22, 2019

As nesting time is now upon us, the gamekeepers are paying extra attention to the control of Carion Crows, Magpies, Rooks, Jackdaws and Jays.  These birds are the ones that […]

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World Curlew Day

April 21, 2019

Today we celebrate World Curlew Day. We are very fortunate that we can go out onto the North York Moors and Curlews can be seen regularly and this is in […]

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Happy Easter from NYMMO

April 20, 2019

It is currently nesting time on the moors and the ground nesting birds are certainly busy with a wide variety of nests being spotted already. All the ground nesting birds […]

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The Red Listed Curlew

April 18, 2019

Receiving lots of nest photos through to the page now and here we have a curlew nest. The curlew is another of the Red Listed species that is of the […]

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Ring Ouzel photos kindly sent in

April 17, 2019

These images of a Ring Ouzel have been kindly sent in from one of our followers, this is a red listed bird meaning it is of the highest conservation priority. […]

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First Lapwing nest of 2019

April 16, 2019

This nest belongs to the Red Listed Lapwing also known as the peewit in imitation of its display calls, its proper name describes its wavering flight. Its black and white […]

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The first grouse Sitting Foil of 2019 spotted

April 15, 2019

The first grouse Sitting Foil was found this weekend so it looks like it’s not just the waders that are sitting now. Brood muck commonly known as Sitting Foil is […]

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The “Seated Man” Departs

April 11, 2019

Yesterday marked the end of an era as after almost 2 years on the North York Moors the “Seated Man” has moved onto his new home. The fantastic statue created […]

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Greylag Goose Nest

April 8, 2019

The 15th April is the last day that controlled heather burning can take place, however many estates have already stopped burning as it is getting very close to nesting time […]

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Male or Female – You Decide

April 1, 2019

These 2 photos of Red Grouse have been sent in today by visitors to the North York Moors, there’s always lots to see and enjoy and the unseasonably warm sunny […]

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The Common Lizards are back

April 1, 2019

These Common Lizards have been spotted today, living up to their name, the common lizard is the UK’s most common and widespread reptile. The common lizard is found across many […]

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You don’t get mornings like this every day!

March 29, 2019

A fantastic array of photos sent in from across the North York Moors this morning.  

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The sheeps job on the moors

March 28, 2019

Thank you to Faye for sending this lovely sheep enjoying the photo below through, it’s definitely striking a pose! Sheep are a common sight on the North York Moors and […]

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It’s not just at Kew Gardens!

March 28, 2019

These photos were taken at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and show a fantastic display of sphagnum mosses and sundew, which is an insect digesting plant.  The displays on show […]

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Toad Time!

March 24, 2019

We’ve had the frog  photos now it’s the turn of the toads! These photos were taken on an estate in the North York Moors where they have created a Moorland […]

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Basking in the Spring Sun

March 22, 2019

We received this photo of an adder enjoying the sunshine yesterday, on the moor side of the lake at Lockwood Beck. Adders hibernate from October, emerging in the first warm […]

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Essential use of traps for predator control

March 18, 2019

The various traps in the photos have been set on wood rails, these traps are crucial to gamekeepers in their battle to help protect Ground Nesting Birds.  Unfortunately if you […]

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