“Brian” returns… Pine marten project update

An update from Ed Snell, our Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Co-ordinator, on the latest pine marten goings-on in Yorkshire… As we moved through the autumn we started to see changes in wildlife activity through our camera traps. Grey squirrels busy stashing nuts and seeds for winter, red deer and roe deer fawns becoming much more active as they mature, and wood mice appear as busy as ever (it’s not unusual

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First ever images of pine marten in Yorkshire, by NatureSpy

We did it – pine martens, national press, and next steps…

An update from Ed Snell, our Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Co-ordinator, on the project’s recent success and next steps… Four years ago NatureSpy began the Yorkshire Pine Marten Project (YPMP) with one aim in mind: Can we capture images of pine marten living in Yorkshire? Repeated anecdotal evidence suggested pine marten were living in the area, although the last confirmed sighting of a pine marten in Yorkshire was 35 years

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First ever images of pine marten in Yorkshire, by NatureSpy

NatureSpy find the Yorkshire pine marten!

First ever images of pine marten in Yorkshire The first ever images of a pine marten living in Yorkshire have been captured. A single male pine marten was captured by NatureSpy on a wildlife camera trap on Forestry Commission land on the North York Moors. This is the first confirmed record of pine marten in the area for 24 years, and the first living record for approximately 35 years. The

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Barn owl sunset camera trap

Owls & kestrels – one fencepost, one owl box…

Owls & kestrels – one fencepost, one owl box… https://naturespy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Barn-owl-sunset-camera-trap-1.mp4 Martin Weatherburn kindly sent us some stunning images of the feathered visitors he gets in front of his camera trap. You may also remember that Martin sent us some images showing the lives of his local little owls about 18 months ago – well they’re back, and with some company… Barn owls actually ended up in the owl box, and

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Fox on camera trap calling

A fox call – and an answer

    Back to Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Our first red deer stag capture… Our first red deer stag capture – click for video More camera trap footage from our Yorkshire Pine Marten Project has just come in – and there are some very interesting captures… The most welcome of which was a red deer stag ogling the camera trap – a first for NatureSpy. This also represents the largest mammal we’ve

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What are the different British deer species camera trap

What are the different British deer species?

What are the different British deer species? By Tomos Williams There are six deer species in the UK. Some are native and some have been introduced, but what are they and how can we tell them apart? Red deer (Cervus elaphus) Red deer are the largest of the British deer species, standing at around 115cm at the shoulder. They are called red deer because of their red summer coats but

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