Events for nature lovers in Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 06 January 2016 | UPDATED: 17:39 05 May 2016

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2016 is the year to enjoy the great outdoors in Yorkshire. Here's a few events you might like to visit

6 February-6 March
Snowdrop Festival
Every February, millions of hardy snowdrops push through the cold winter ground to create a magnificent ‘white carpet’ across the woodland floor at the Cunliffe-Lister’ Elizabethan family home.
Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, East Yorkshire
01262 49032 burtonagnes.com

15-21 February
Dark Skies Festival
Discover the wonder of stargazing in Yorkshire’s national parks where conditions are ideal for spotting constellations and shooting stars.
northyorkmoors.org.uk/darkskies
yorkshiredales.org.uk/stargazing

20 March-3 April
Festival of Spring Bulbs
Enjoy a display of unusual bulbs at Sledmere House, Sledmere, East Yorkshire plus shows of spring tulips and daffodils to tip toe through.
01377 236637 sledmerehouse.com

5-6 March
Burton Agnes Orchid Festival
This festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of orchids with magnificent displays of vibrantly coloured and gently fragranced flowers plus advice from experts. Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, East Yorkshire
01262 49032 burtonagnes.com

7-16 May
Filey & Flamborough Wildlife Festival
There are events for all ages with experts from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, RSPB and others discovering the start of spring and the magic of migration.
See yorkshirenaturetriangle.org.uk for the full programme.

June
30 Days Wild
The Wildlife Trusts invite everyone to do something wild every day in June, when nature is at its summer peak. Look out in the June edition of Yorkshire Life for your free calendar and some top tips from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
01904 659570 wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild

4 June
Springwatch Day
A day to explore all things spring, with a chance to meet friendly naturalists and staff from the reserve and get hands-on with the season when nature really comes to life at Potteric Carr, Doncaster.
01302 570077 ywt.org.uk

16-18 September
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
Featuring beautiful show gardens, stunning plant nursery displays, live expert demonstrations and great garden shopping, it offers everything you need to plan and perfect your outdoor space.
01423 546158 flowershow.org.uk

 

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