The Yorkshire Coast is home to a fascinating array of diverse wildlife. Each year, more and more people are choosing to visit our Coast to catch a glimpse for themselves, and we were keen to get involved in this project which saw a comprehensive guide created to enhance our wildlife visitors’ experience.
What is it?
“Coastal Wildlife of the North York Moors” is a laminated, 8-panel fold-out guide produced by Whitby Naturalists Club in partnership with the Field Studies Council (FSC). The guide complements the existing popular FSC Wildlife guide series and another recently created guide covering the Moorland Wildlife of the North York Moors.
Designed to appeal to anyone interested in learning more about the wildlife found on the North York Moors Coastline, it covers a section of coast between Staithes and Cloughton Wyke, extending from the Cleveland Way path to around 3 miles out to sea.
It contains over 70 examples of marine mammals, birds, shore-life/seaweed, plants and invertebrates (including butterflies & moths). It also provides a brief description of typical coastal habitats and an introduction to features of this section of coastline, a map, and tips for looking after the coastline.
Who will benefit?
Creating an asset that supports the increase of a more appreciative audience of visitors keen to discover natural wildlife and habitats as part of their holiday will help to enhance their overall experience and increase their appetite to return.
We have 1000 guides to distribute from Spring 2022 to a selection of BID businesses that retail similar reading materials within and immediately around the geographical area of the guide.