The Masham Swifts

The Masham Swifts

Swifts are unique and amazing birds. Although similar in appearance to swallows and house martins, they are not related and evolved separately some 50 million years ago. Surprisingly perhaps, their closest bird relatives are hummingbirds! What makes swifts so unique...
Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin

Visitors to York can see his grave in St George’s churchyard, his place of hanging at York’s Tyburn and his condemned cell in the Museum that was formerly York Castle prison. He has had a romantic reputation as a highwayman who held up stagecoaches at gunpoint and...
Red Squirrels at the Yorkshire Arboretum

Red Squirrels at the Yorkshire Arboretum

The Yorkshire Arboretum is a glorious 120-acre garden of trees from around the world run by the Castle Howard Arboretum Trust in conjunction with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Set on the historic Castle Howard estate, the trees from Chile, Australasia, North America,...