Saturday, 28 May 2016

Rye Dale

Rye Dale is the main valley in the south-western corner of the North York Moors, running from the high moors east of Osmotherley, through some very remove country and past the historic remains of Revieux Abbey, before leaving the Moors at Helmsley.

Poem - The Orange Tree by Grace Gant

A new poem, The Orange Tree, inspired by a very relaxing weekend!

Genus Aix

The two members of the genus Aix live in widely separate parts of the world. The Wood Duck is native to the eastern United States, while the Mandarin Duck lives in China and Japan.

Sunday, 17 April 2016


Westerdale is an enclosed valley that sits at the head of Esk Dale, with some of the highest land in the North York Moors surrounding the head of the dale.

Sandwich Tern (Sterna Sandvicensis)

The Sandwich Tern (Sterna Sandvicensis) is one of the earliest winter migrants to return to the United Kingdom, and can be found around large parts of the British coast.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Shunner Howe

Shunner Howe is a well preserved Bronze Age round barrow that later served as a lookout point and then as a parish boundary,

Greycrag Tarn

Greycrag Tarn has largely disappeared under plant life, and there are now only tiny patches of open water.