Links; Wild Yorkshire and Beyond
Trust manages over 80 reserves throughout the county.
A Photo Flora
- West Yorkshire David Fenwick, of Meltham, is aiming, to educate,
promote wildflowers, aid identification, increase
accessibility through the medium of photography and the internet.
Museum a large and important collection of local natural history
and geology available for people to view, research or use in a whole
host of ways.
Judy Woods Heritage,
near Bradford: photographs of woodland species.
Friends of Judy Woods
Rodley Nature Reserve, wetland reserve close to the heart of Leeds
Bretton Wildlife photography by Marcus Macaulay
including local moths, butterflies and dragonflies. If you have broadband,
take a look at the videos.
Incredible Edible Wakefield, creating edible gardens and wild 'food for free'.
and Fauna; an exceptionally useful site for wildlife, run by the Natural
History Museum. Simply type in your (U.K.) postcode and you'll get a print-out
of your local flora and fauna. This kind of information that now easier
to obtain from the web than from the original reports and atlases.
You may have seen the work of wildlife and landscape photographer John
Gardner in publications as far afield as France and the United States.
Between field trips his home base is in West Yorkshire. Stunning close-up
photography of our local wildlife - and of birds, animals and landscapes
further afield - plus some useful advice on wildlife photography;www.wildscenes.com
Phil Chambers Consultancy a site run by Phil Chambers, a wheelchair user determined
to enable everyone to enjoy countryside, wildlife and heritage sites.
A Donegal Hedgerow
Field Guide U.K.
www.countrylovers.co.uk 'connecting people with Britain's countryside'.
The Butterfly Garden
photographs, observations and advice on plants from Linda Walls
in southern England.
compiled by Mark van Veen, contains links to background info and key
for a number of hoverflies.
Pages, compiled by L. Smith, include a guide to six
species common in north east Scotland.
list of Bombus species, Natural History Museum,
Mirfield in Pictures
Links on www.welcome-2-europe.com
Haworth includes information
on local natural
Holmfirth 'Your complete guide to the beautiful Yorkshire town of Holmfirth'
turning earth from a
small Yorkshire garden.
Wakefield Bird Sites and wild flowers
Welcome to Wakefield including
useful historical material.
Yorkshire links in www.explore-united-kingdom.com
For an introduction to other aspects of the region
here are some useful Yorkshire web sites, with a good selection of
home page; '... the internet gateway for the dales.'
in Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. This site is a breath of fresh
air, makes me want to get out there walking the hills again.
Malhamdale; links and local
Malham; The Lister
local information on Nidderdale, compiled by Mrs Knowles, landlady of
the Miners Arms,
The Three Peaks Walk -
Whernside, Penyghent and Ingleborough.
North Yorks Moors & Coast
Roseberry Topping 'take
a look at its many moods and the magnetism of a summit truly irresistible
to all who cherish landscapes and wander among the hills.'
Online Gateway to Information; websites recommended by libraries.
AYUP! - The Best of Yorkshire
Dialect Verse including spoken versions
Yorkshire Top 100
sites an eclectic mix of links from festivals, food, floods and
football clubs to businesses and buses in Barnsley . . .
Dome constellation web site.
Leeds Geological Association
West Yorkshire Geology Trust
Rickaro Bookshop of Horbury offers an internet service. All of my books in print are kept in stock - such as Yorkshire Rock and Sandal Castle - and from time to time some of my out-of-print titles such as A Sketchbook of the Natural History of Wakefield and Richard Bell's Britain are available.
Smith Settle publishes 130 titles, with more planned to cover an ever-widening area, recording many aspects of life in the North: the history, landscape and people, and culture from art and poetry to architecture and dialect.
Willow Island Editions,
my own imprint, includes my sketchbooks Rough Patch, Drawing on Reserves and High
Peak Drifter, illustrated
in the Wakefield area. Grandma's Guide to the Internet, written by my
sister to help my mum get online proved to be a surprise success with more than
Waterton Park, Wakefield, was named in honour of Victorian naturalist Charles Waterton, as was Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
Following Historic Trails
this Alberta heritage site includes material on Waterton, Blakiston (who named Waterton Lakes) . . . including a Japanese connection.
Charles Waterton 1782-1865
Alberta nature diary
Wildlife and Landscapes
Lancing, West Sussex
nature notes by Ray Hamblett
and Scorzonera, an allotment diary from the Seacroft Hall Allotment
site, Old York Road, Leeds.
13 Labs Garden, Chicago,
'a chronicle of the microcosm that is our backyard'.
Clive Simms specialist grower
of nut trees and uncommon fruits for the edible garden.
greenZoo walks in a
SlugX an environmentally
friendly slug trap.
One's Chicken Coup practical advice from Reginald Blakely at Wonderella.
Garden Spot Erica's gardening
Steve Brill: learn about edible and medicinal wild plants
and mushrooms, nature and ecology with New York's best-known Naturalist
(Steve was arrested by the park authorities in Central Park for collecting
Caricature by Marian
Arts and Crafts
Tom Wood Hong Kong artist
now living in Halifax, West Yorkshire
Allan Lake, of Kirkburton, Huddersfield: sculpted furniture very much
inspired by nature.
Leafages mixed media
artwork by Hazel Kahan.
Judicael Strings makers and
repairers of violins, electric violins and guitars at the Piece Hall,
Solway Dory For canoes, canoe
sailing and small boat rigs.
Lunn 'you will learn something new every day if you're not careful'
Diaries, Journals and Home Schooling
Creek Journal, a country newsletter about the seasons, animals,
gardens and people of a small Michigan farm.
Notes from Pure Land Mountain,
journal of an American living in countryside Japan.
JohnDoe Neighborhood a community
of online diarists.
1842-1923, an innovative educator who lived most of her life in
Ambleside. If you need any encouragement, Karen Rackliffe's book Wild
Days, Creating Discovery Journals might inspire you to start a nature
Lair Log Rheba Kramer
Mitchell's digital art from a Texas wildscape.
Penny Bun fungi, photography and rambles
A Childhood Saved
Brad Hurley's naturalist's notebooks and sketches from the early 1970s,
40 miles north of New York City.
Danny Gregory, need a spot
of inspiration and encouragement to get creative? Take a look at Danny's
site and his books Everyday Matters and Creative License.
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