Walking with Yorkshire’s spooky species

(Yorkshire Wildlife Trust)

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Take a walk with Yorkshire’s spooky species… if you dare!

Here at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, we look forward to autumn. There is the opportunity of spotting many intriguing and wonderful creatures that we associate with this season.

Autumn always sets the scene for a very spooky Halloween. This time of year, the trees branches are gnarled and bare and spooky spider’s webs drape between twisted twigs. Strange fungi bursts through the leaf litter. All are these are signs that Halloween is definitely just around the dark corner.

There are so many spooky species for you to discover at your local park, green space or woodland as you enjoy an autumn walk.

You won’t need to go far to find creepy creatures and spooky species. At any time, Devil’s coach horse beetle’s could be scuttling through your garden. Monstrous mushrooms are all around Yorkshire and blood-curdling barn owls may well be flying overhead, depending on the time of day (or night).

Read our current blog by Sara Booth-Card (Nature Friendly Schools Coordinator) who tells us more about the mysterious creatures to watch out for this Halloween as you explore the outdoors.


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is the only charity entirely dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring Yorkshire’s wildlife and wild places.

To help protect our wildlife please-

Observe the latest government guidance on social distancing
Follow any signage on our nature reserves
Stick to the paths and trails, and check if dogs are welcome or need to be on a lead
Take your litter home with you

Wherever you walk this Hallowe’en, you will discover some spooky species lurking in the darkness. Stay safe and Happy Hallowe’en!

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