Gumboots & Wellingtons
Ellerburn, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LL
Being out at twilight is a magical time of the day. Fading daylight gives way to night. Twinkling stars slowly start to appear. Nocturnal creatures venture out while diurnal species head back home.
It almost feels like a life pause. But in that pause is a sense of peace, possibility and wildlife activity. You don’t know quite what animals you’ll happen across – or what natural sounds you’ll hear as you relax into the moment.
It’s easy to miss animals’ sounds and activities unless you know where to look and how to listen. Alison will take you on a sensory nature adventure, so you’ll experience much more. You’ll learn how to ‘fine tune’ your night vision and learn how to listen deeply while opening up to the other senses and wonder.
Meanwhile, an expert ecologist, Richard, will point out what wildlife and birds are nearby. You’ll discover more about habitats, species and natural surroundings. He’ll also be on hand to answer any questions too.
But that’s not all. You’ll end the evening sitting close to a small fire, drinking hot chocolate from our wonderful hosts, Lesley and Andrew. If clear, you’ll find out more about the stars, planets, universe and our planet too from Alison. Since this is one of the darkest parts of the National Park, it will be ideal for stargazing.
Please note that this has already taken place on 30/09/2023
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Sat 30th Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.