Wild challenge plea after survey sees fall in wildlife

The RSPB is asking people in East Yorkshire to take up the Wild Challenge and uncover creatures living in their garden after a new survey saw a drop in sightings of some of our favourite wildlife.

I am seeing lots of butterflies on the buddleia bushes, including the magnificent peacock butterfly.

The Wolds Diary column with Sue Woodcock

The garden needed rain by the beginning of the week, and it certainly got it.

Emily McGregor, Wolds Dew Pond Project officer at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, stands next to a dew pond earmarked for restoration. Picture courtesy of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Wolds ponds revived by new project

A threatened, once distinctive, and important feature of the Yorkshire Wolds landscape is set to be revived.

Denis Moor is interviewed by archaeologist John Kenny.

Memories of warehouse site wanted

The archaeological dig around the former canal buildings at Canal Head is continuing.

North Cave Wetlands volunteers are celebrating after 23 avocet chicks were born at the nature reserve.

Former quarry home to new avocet chicks

A former quarry near North Cave has become an important sanctuary for one of Yorkshire’s largest inland colonies of avocets.

YORSwitch promotions co-ordinator Romney Clayton, successful switcher Cavan Gray-Nicholson and Councillor Symon Fraser.

Savings offered on home energy bills

People in the Pocklington area who took part in the latest home energy-switching scheme by East Riding of Yorkshire Council are being offered average household savings of £190.

A two-week archeological dig was expected to start at the Canal Head basin yesterday.

Archeological dig at Pocklington Canal

The Canal and River Trust is hosting a summer of free events focusing on Pocklington Canal.

Launching the new roadside litter signs are, from left, Nick Brown (sweeper driver), Andy Height (service manager), Cllr Symon Fraser (portfolio holder for asset management, housing and environment), Cllr Stephen Parnaby (leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council), Karl Jeffs (operations manager), Michelle Whitfield (streetscene enforcement officer) and John Hobby (sweeper driver).

New warning signs at litter hotspots

New warning signs are being placed at litter hotspots across the East Riding as part of a campaign to combat the growing problem of roadside rubbish.

Wasps could be in for a bumper summer

Freak weather could lead to insect invasion this summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season for insects, experts say.

We are set for a milder Bank Holiday weekend after a chilly week.

Yorkshire weather: Sunny spells and warmer weather for your Bank Holiday weekend... but beware the spring showers

The cold snap which brought snow and wintry showers to the county this week will be replaced by warmer temperatures and sunshine for the Bank Holiday weekend.
We are set for an unsettled weekend of weather... but it will be warmer.

Yorkshire weather: Warmer weather on the way for Bank Holiday weekend

The big chill is expected to ease as we head toward the bank holiday weekend.

Madeleine and Bailey Doherty enjoy the beach as crowds pack onto the South Bay in Scarborough as warm weather bathed the UK at the weekend.

Yorkshire weather: Prepare yourselves for three months of glorious sunshine... but Easter could be quite chilly

Yorkshire could be set to bask in three months of scorching sunshine this spring as forecasters predict above-average temperatures heading into summer.

Yorkshire is set for a spell of mild weather this week.

Yorkshire weather: Dry spell on the horizon as Yorkshire prepares for a warm weekend

Yorkshire is set for a warm spell of weather as spring-like conditions are set to last into the weekend.

Oliver, 8, and Freya, 3, Hardisty, have fun in the sun on the South Shore beach at Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Yorkshire weather: Cloudy skies bring an end to our all-too-brief sunny spell

THE gloriously sunny weekend weather is expected to make way for chillier, cloudy skies this week as a more unsettled period comes in from the Atantic.

People around the world are marking Earth Hour this evening. People in Britain are expected to join in at 8.30pm... and then they will switch their clocks forward tonight as British Summer Time begins.

Get ready to turn your clocks forward... but before that expect things to get much darker

THE nation will set their clocks forward by one hour this evening as we herald the start of British Summer Time... but tonight also sees the 10th year of Earth Hour.

We are set for a sunny weekend across Yorkshire.

Yorkshire weather: Temperatures rival Tenerife as spring returns with glorious sunshine

Temperatures are set to rival those of Tenerife this weekend as the cold snap gives way to warmer, sunnier weather across Yorkshire this weekend.

Video: Heavy snow falls in Yorkshire trapping cars and disturbing lambs on second day of Spring

These chilly photos show how just 15cm of snow has caused traffic chaos across the North of Britain - which has seen a HGV sliding SIDEWAYS down the road.

A sheep and lambs in the snow near Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales as snow hits parts of the UK.

Yorkshire weather: North Yorkshire under a blanket of snow as winter returns with a chill in the air

Heavy snow left much of northern Yorkshire under a blanket of snow this morning as spring was once more shunted into the shadows by winter.
The Yorkshire weather is set to take a turn on the chilly side.

Yorkshire weather: It's officially the first day of spring... so expect some snow and wintry showers this week

THE Equinox heralded the first day of spring today, just as weather experts warned of a cold snap that could see snow falling across the county this week.

Sheep graze on the Yorkshire Dales as the sun sets on a spring-like day this week. Sadly, conditions are likely to turn nasty in the coming 48 hours.

Yorkshire weather: High winds, heavy rain and cold temperatures on the way this weekend... but worst of Storm Stella passes us by

The sunny weather of recent days will be replaced with some pretty nasty conditions as we look ahead to what promises to be a wet and windy weekend.

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