What to see in June

Go wildlife watching in JuneOrchid © Jess Charlton

June is a glorious month for wildlife watching, with birds fledging the nest and blossoming wildflowers all around

Pufflings can be seen on the cliffs of the Flamborough Headland, with RSPB Bempton Cliffs a must visit for the accessible viewing platforms overlooking the colony. Further east along the coast, enjoy cliff top strolls at YWT Flamborough Cliffs and look out for those orange feet.

Boat trips are a great way to see the seabird colony, with RSPB Puffin and Gannet Cruises aboard the Yorkshire Belle pleasure cruiser and the YWT Living Seas Safaris both on offer to take you alongside the towering cliffs.
Budding and experienced photographers alike will love the range of seabird photography workshops of offer from Yorkshire Coast Nature, including Diving Gannet photography workshops aboard a boat as featured on BBC Countryfile.

The Yorkshire Coast has some of the best rockpools in the country. Join in with a guided event at the YWT Living Seas Centre.

Orchids are at their best this month, with YWT Flamborough Cliffs one of the best places to visit for displays of marsh orchids. The grasslands of the Yorkshire Wolds are great too (and butterflies).

Further inland, fluffy little chicks with breeding season in full swing at YWT North Cave Wetlands, YWT Kilnsea Wetlands and RSPB Blacktoft Sands.
Kingfisher chicks fledge their burrows in June, with Tophill Low one of the best places to visit to see and photograph this colourful bird.

Yorkshire Coast Nature

Yorkshire Coast Nature is an independent Yorkshire based wildlife tourism company offering a variety of activity tours, events and workshops for all levels of interest from beginner to advanced. Visit www.yorkshirecoastnature.co.uk to view all tours, events and workshops.