Category Archives: Fylingdales News

Check Out the Hawk and Owl Trusts Events Listings for Autumn/Winter

Across the Hawk and Owl Trust we have an exciting range or walks, talks and exhibitions taking place throughout the autumn and winter of 2015/2016.  

From Sculthorpe Moor, to Shapwick Moor and across several of our national groups, we have a packed calendar of events to keep you busy through the coming months.  Please check the individual events for information including timings, locations, cost and how to book.  Just click on the events calendar link below to go straight to our events page!

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Out of the Ashes of the Fylingdales Fire – Five Days That Shook the Moor

The five days from 17 – 21 September 2003 saw a huge fire devastate part of Fylingdales Moor on the North York Moors, stretching from the A171, where it is believed to have started due to a discarded cigarette, to near the coast at Ravenscar. In total 2.4 square kilometres of moorland and fragile peat… Continue Reading

Mushrooms Magic For Owls

Barn Owl Box at Monaghan Mushrooms As part of a Conservation Plan conducted to assess the environmental impact of the farm on the local area Sarah Chisholm, Quality Manager, of Monaghan Mushrooms at Whitley near Selby contacted Fylingdales Wildlife Ranger Chris Hansell with a view to obtaining a Barn Owl box and getting help on… Continue Reading

Nature Trail Boardwalk Completed at Fylingdales

Jugger Beck Nature Trail Boardwalk Opens 2012 saw the official completion of the Nature Trail boardwalk along Jugger Beck on Fylingdales Moor. The task was started on 11 April 2011 and took the ‘HOOTS’ volunteers a total of 19 working days equating to 189 volunteer days to complete the 335 metres of boardwalk which included… Continue Reading

Species Count Reaches 90

Surveys show extra species and firm population numbers Short-eared owl (right) was recorded in the annual breeding season survey at Fylingdales Moor for the first time in 2011. Other species not recorded in previous surveys were nuthatch, raven and fieldfare, bringing the total number of different bird species recorded since 2005 by the Hawk and… Continue Reading

Rare Solitary Mining Bee on Moor

Andrena tarsata discovered by researcher on Fylingdales Bees were among the wildlife highlights of Fylingdales Moor, North Yorkshire, in the summer of 2011. A small colony of the rare solitary mining bee Andrena tarsata (pictured) was discovered there by Louise Hislop, who is doing a two-year study of this Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species in… Continue Reading

Iron Age Roundhouse Excavated

Ancient dwelling gives up its secrets An Iron Age roundhouse was excavated on Fylingdales Moor, North Yorkshire, this summer. The hearth is the low stone structure in the foreground of the photo. The gulley behind was caused by rain water running off the roundhouse roof. Archaeologists also investigated a Bronze Age burial cairn and a… Continue Reading

Red-backed Shrike at Fylingdales

Rare Visitor to North York Moors Notable sightings of birds of prey over Fylingdales Moor in 2008 include osprey, marsh harrier, red kite and hen harrier. There was also great excitement at a very rare visitor, a magnificent male red-backed shrike, which is now extinct as a breeding bird in Britain. Other welcome sightings included… Continue Reading