Natural History Societies And Conservation Groups in Yorkshire

  • Bradford Botany Group

  • Bradford Urban Wildlife Group

  • Brockadale Blog with Paul and Joyce Simmons

  • Calderdale Moths and Butterflies

  • Doncaster Naturalists' Society

  • Harrogate & District Naturalists' Society

  • Lakeside Wildlife Action Group

  • Ryedale Natural History Society

  • Scarborough Field Naturalists' Society

  • Wharfedale Naturalists

  • Yorkshire Naturalists' Union

  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

  • Yorkshire Dragonflies

  • North East Butterfly Conservation

  • Cumbria Butterfly Conservation

  • RHS Harlow Carr 60th Anniversary Biodiversity bed to encourage more variety of insects

  • Harrogate Borough Council, Valley Gardens, Harrogate behind the bandstand
    Annual and Perennial wildflower planting to provide nectar and pollen for pollinating insects. Examples include corn cockle, corn chamomile, corn marigold and poppy

  • Harrogate Borough Council, Valley Gardens Nectar Bar
    Designed by Paul Hervey-Brooks RHS Chelsea Flower Show designer specifically to encourage pollinating insects. Insect hotels were also added to create habitats for insects, willow insect sculptures enhance the design . Planting includes sedums, geraniums, salvias and anthemis

  • Friends of Rossett Nature Reserve, Rossett Nature Reserve
    Wildflower meadows and pond areas with newts. This group has regular working parties to ensure the area is maintained in a manner suitable to encourage biodiversity

  • Friends of Bachelors Field, Bachelors Field, Harrogate
    Recently created pond area, tree plantings and wildflower area to encourage a range of insects, birds and mammals to the area

  • Pinewoods Conservation Group, Pinewoods Woodland, Harrogate
    Recently planted wildflower meadow (increasing nectar), tree planting, bird and bat boxes

  • Harrogate Borough Council, Bilton Fields and Horseshoe Fields, Harrogate
    Grass mowing to allow for longer length to enable development of a variety of specie

  • Harrogate and District Biodiversity Action Group, Ebor Rise, top of Valley Gardens, Harrogate
    Wildflower plug plants planting, also the production of leaflets relating to encouraging wildlife on allotments. Interpretation boards installed also

  • Harrogate Borough Council, Bond End Legacy Garden
    Wildflower Meadow (which includes poppy, cornflower, ox-eye daisy, mallow and marigold)as an alternative to annual bedding plants, additional spring flowering bulbs chionodoxa added

  • Friends of Aspin Pond, Aspin Pond, Knaresborough
    Wildflower area created (with, bug hotel and bird boxes installed, newt pond improvements

  • Friends of Jacob Smith Park, Jacob Smith Park, Scriven
    Tree planting (native species), maintenance of heritage trees, installed bird boxes, amended mowing regimes

  • Ripon in Bloom, Goose Common
    Wildflower meadows (including corn chamomile, cornflower, poppy and corn cockle) to increase nectar for pollinating insects in the area, installation of bird boxes

  • Ripon in Bloom, Temple Garden
    New planting of nectar rich flowering plants (clematis), creation of wildlife habitats and planting of spring flowering bulbs

  • Ripon in Bloom, Bedern Bank
    Removal of grass which has been replaced with nectar rich pollinator friendly shrubs (including lavendar, buddleia and sedum) etc

  • Harrogate Borough Council, Ripon Ure Bank
    Trackside management for disused railway line, relating to grass mowing regime, tree planting. High level stewardship SSSI

  • Harrogate Borough Council, Quarry Moor
    Maintenance of natural open space, wildflower meadows and diverse native tree planting and maintenance

  • Harrogate Borough Council, Little Studley Meadows
    Grass cutting regime to create natural habitats

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