Walk on the wild side

Anthony Hurd, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Living Seas Centre; Ron Chambers; Steve Race of RSPB Bempton Cliffs; Helen Chambers; Martin Burnhill of Sewerby Hall.

Anthony Hurd, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Living Seas Centre; Ron Chambers; Steve Race of RSPB Bempton Cliffs; Helen Chambers; Martin Burnhill of Sewerby Hall.

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WITNESS some of the best that local wildlife has to offer on a Nature on the Coast walk.

On the last walk at the end of October, participants saw a rare snow bunting, just arrived from Scandinavia, and a pod of 4 or 5 porpoises at Bempton.

As well as this, visitors saw some amazing funghi and colourful leaves in the Sewerby Hall estate, along with winkles, mussels and bryozoans (animals that look like seaweed) and waders such as oystercatchers, redshanks and a curlew during a rock pooling session at Danes Dyke.

The next event is on Monday November 28, and then Monday December 12.

The day runs from 10am to 3.30pm with hot mid-morning drinks and a light lunch included, for £12.

Each event starts at RSPB Bempton at 10am, apart from 12th December, which starts at Sewerby Hall at 10am (due to tides).

The walks are suitable for adults, and warm waterproof clothing and suitable footwear (walking boots) are strongly advised.

Helen Chambers, one of the participants on the last walk, said: “It was a thoroughly enjoyable day out, and we were looked after by enthusiastic, friendly and well informed staff.

“We saw a snow bunting, porpoise and had our eyes opened to a whole new world of plants and animals on the seashore. Thanks to our hosts for a great day out, we will be back for more.”

Contact RSPB Bempton on 01262 850959, or for more information visit: www.ywt.org.uk/events/2011/10/17/nature-coast.