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View from the Zoo: Edmund is on move to new surroundings

One of our snakes previously housed in the education centre has moved over to the reptile river to be put on display.

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A turnstone ready to feast on a bed of mussels.

Country Diary: Bird often found on rocky coasts and mussel beds

.... “Mist is steeping

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Researchers from the University of Liverpool study mosquito samples at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Tests will help stop spread of avian malaria

Researchers from the University of Liverpool braved the cold and snow last week to collect mosquito samples from across the site.

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Male tufted duck

Country Diary: Gallery visit – one of week’s hightlights

A recent highlight? Undoubtedly Robert Fuller’s wildlife gallery at Thixendale.

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Kingfishers are especially vocal in spring and autumn.

Country Diary: Shy bird that is often located by its shrill call

“Looking for great crested newts?” I jokingly enquired of a couple, gazing intently with binoculars over the muddy bed of a drained area of the lake near the Open Air Theatre. No, they were seeking a pair of kingfishers in a willow tree. Apparently three days of observation out of five recently, had proved successful. Yes, they were present, but we must wait. It’s a shy bird, and is often first located by its call. Some move to sheltered coasts in winter.

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The Udzungwa Forest Project has allowed local children to attend school.

View from the Zoo: Tanzanian project reaps its rewards

It has been a busy year for Flamingo Land’s, Tanzanian based, Udzungwa Forest Project (UFP). We are excited to report that there have been many successes.

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Country Diary: Goodbye to the pageantry of colour

Country Diary: Goodbye to the pageantry of colour

The carnival is over! Nature’s pageantry of colour has been truly spectacular this year. We so often say a final goodbye to autumn leaves around bonfire night.

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View of Falsgrave Park.

Walks: Town walk is a splendid little route

By way of a change from country walks, I hope you enjoy this splendid little town walk, which holds a variety of interesting features. Fine old buildings, ancient wood carvings, and Falsgrave Park and refreshing features seldom observed.

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Target sticks are used to guide red pandas around their enclosure.

View from the Zoo: Target training is essential for animal welfare

This week we will be letting you know how we look after our very cute red pandas and the best time for you to see them when you visit us.

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Butchers broom bearing colourful scarlet berries.

Country Diary: In search of a versatile plant with many uses

Falsgrave used to be an isolated village. From Cambridge Place, the Strawberry Gardens occupied a large area from 1815 to the 1914-18 war. The row of cottages at the far end are remnants of such times.

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An alarm that replicates sunrise could be the answer to the winter blues. Filey Brigg by Tony Johnson.

Column: Shedding light on the winter blues

It’s that time of year again...

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A peahen with her young chicks in the grounds at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Friendly birds are allowed to wander freely

If you have ever visited Flamingo Land you may have noticed we have free ranging peafowl in our park. They have recently gone through their breeding season and have produced multiple young who can be seen following their mums around.

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Ripe sweet chestnuts burst from their husks.

Country Diary: Delicious nut to tempt your tastebuds

There appears to have been a reduction in herring gulls lately! Hopefully some of Scarborough’s gull population have now moved inland, as we observed well over 100 in a grassy field beyond Johnson’s Pond. Also present was a solitary heron, several moorhen and wigeon. Wigeon are mainly winter visitors, readily picked out in flight by their conspicuous white wing bar.

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Ragdale Hall first opened as a health hydro in 1973

Travel: Science, nature and luxury in Leicestershire

It’s now the last resting place of Richard III, but Leicestershire offers visitors science and nature as well as history, says Steve Bambridge.

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RECIPE: Celery, chorizo and bean stew

RECIPE: Celery, chorizo and bean stew

Feast on this hearty stew which gets a background flavour from crunchy celery.

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Radley the red river hog enjoys a pumpkin at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Plenty to see and do during winter season

As Halloween brought to an end what has been a fantastic season here at Flamingo Land, the zoo keepers have been distributing the last of the pumpkins to some of our animals.

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Oak apple galls

Country Diary: Oak galls were a main ingredient of early inks

During recent gales, 11 grey herons had sought shelter along the bank of Johnson’s Pond, just beside Burniston Road.

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The Blacksmith's Arms, Lastingham

Dining Out: Blacksmiths Arms, Lastingham

The clocks have changed and the dark nights are here so what better excuse to forget about eating a delicate summer salad and plump for a hearty pub meal instead.

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Isle of Eriska Hotel frontage.

Travel: Tasty cuisine amid glorious scenery served up on the little Isle of Eriska

Natalie Walker and her family enjoy five-star Michelin dining in picturesque surroundings at this Scottish Baronial style mansion

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Pregnant pause ends with hurrah for Harry

​​Lip balm. Check! Water spray. Check! Fan. Check! Snacks. Check! Drinks. Check! Drugs. Check!
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