Tranquil woodland in the heart of Skipton

© Skipton Town Council 2016

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Meet the wildlife

Stand on the bridge and watch the stream or listen to the birdsong

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Trees – horse chestnut (conker), lime,  ash, sycamore, holly, hawthorn

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Stepping-stones and beach for pond dipping

Grasses, mosses, lichen, fungus, ferns, nettles for insects, butterflies and bees

Blackbirds, robin, tits and many more …

With luck you might even see a kingfisher. Look out for the many birdboxes. Bats sometimes fly at dusk too.

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You can find in the Wilderness: primroses, celandine, violets, wild garlic, wood anemone and cuckoo pint

Flowers galore in season

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You can also see grey squirrels and small rodents. Look up into the canopy and down into the undergrowth.

Dunnock

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Juvenile Chaffinch

Blue Tit

Hedgehog

Grey Squirrel

Celandine

Primrose

Wild Garlic

Horse Chestnut

Sycamore

Robin

Chaffinch