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28th January 2021

Dark Skies Festival

A nationwide lockdown doesn’t have to mean missing out on the UK’s top natural attractions.

That’s because The North York Moors National Park has a series of webcams scattered across some its most beautiful sights, meaning you can still explore our stunning surrounding scenery from the comfort of your living room.

As part of February’s Dark Skies Festival, enjoy spectacular displays of animals after dusk via live cameras courtesy of artist Robert E Fuller. Who, having spent years creating bespoke habitats to attract wildlife to his garden, is offering unprecedented viewpoints into their secret lives.

Footage includes two courting barn owls, buzzards and a pair of kestrels currently searching for a new nest site for spring. Cameras are even keeping a close eye on an ermine stoat, where, if you’re lucky, you may catch a quick glimpse as it turns white to blend in with winter snow, which is exceptionally rare to see here in North Yorkshire.

There’s also plenty of other ways to get involved and connect with the wild spaces and residents who call this corner of the country home, from talks on science in the skies to telescope workshops, interactive storytelling and even a mission to mars.

Find out more via the Dark Skies Festival website.

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