The Wild Watch

@TheWildWatch is where you can keep up to date with a fabulous range of volunteering opportunities;
highlights of the events you can take part in; ideas for fun activities and great days out you can enjoy; fascinating wildlife facts; and the wonderful wildlife discovered during our wildlife surveys.

The Wild Watch is your chance to:

Be part of Nidderdale's BIGGEST EVER wildlife survey and help your wildlife flourish. Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is home to spectacular, and in some cases, threatened wildlife including Curlew, Great-crested newts and Water voles. We are working with volunteers, families, naturalists, students and others to gather information on over 50 species right across the AONB, we will carefully analyse this information and what we discover will help us decide how best to look after the land in the future.

You can:

  • Help carry out a 'health check' on the wildlife within Nidderdale AONB
  • Improve your knowledge, skills and experience of wildlife spotting and identification
  • Inform how best to look after Nidderdale AONB and help wildlife thrive in the future

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What's On

A Moth Trapper's Year

A fascinating tour through the highs and lows of moth trapping in Nidderdale with County ...

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The Birds of Nidderdale

An entertaining insight into The Wild Watch bird surveys with Richard Baines from Wold Ecology ...

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Latest News

A Lesser spotted woodpecker, Hawfinch and more!

To kick start the 2017 survey season and give us a helping hand with some of our trickier surveys ...

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A hello from our Youth Patron Zach

Zach, our Youth Patron, has blogged about his experiences so far. You can read more of his ...

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Get involved with the Wild Watch

We are passionate about Nidderdale and its fantastic wildlife and we want to share that passion! We are looking for people to help us with this project. It doesn’t matter whether you know a little, are an expert or somewhere in between – there are lots of things you can do no matter what you are interested in and to what level.

The Wild Watch needs people like you to help! Please come to our wildlife events – and don’t forget to revisit the webpage as we will regularly be adding more events to the diary.

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