Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Marvellous Moths

    Northumberland National Park

    May is often seen as a month symbolic of growth, prosperity, abundance and most importantly new life. From baby birds to extensive families of rabbits, May is a time in which the exploration of new life can be vastly appreciated. In the world of insects this is no different, as more species take to the […] The page Marvellous Moths first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 10 June 2020.

  • National Star Count Recognises Exmoor's Dark Skies

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 9 June 2020.

  • New homes approved, barn conversion refused

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Planning Committee this afternoon approved an application for the construction of eight new homes in Austwick in Craven, bringing to 472 the number of extant permissions for new homes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  The site is allocated in the Local Plan for new homes (see note at bottom).  Speaking after the Planning Committee […] The post New homes approved, barn conversion refused appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 9 June 2020.

  • The Wren Why Size Can Be Deceiving

    Northumberland National Park

    The wren is one of Britain’s most abundant birds, with over eight million breeding pairs found in a large range of habitats. What strikes me most is the impressive volume to their song, so loud that it is often one of the first songs I hear when I approach woodland. I have often wondered how […] The page The Wren Why Size Can Be Deceiving first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 9 June 2020.

  • National Park Authority confirms barbecues are not permitted anywhere in the open countryside of the Peak District National Park

    Peak District National Park

    Following a spate of damaging recent fires, the Peak District National Park has come together with its partners to announce that barbecues and open fires are not permitted anywhere in open countryside throughout the Peak District.

    Posted: 5 June 2020.

  • Wonderful Woodlice

    Northumberland National Park

    Related to shrimps, crabs and lobsters, woodlice are what’s known as Isopods, referring to them having an equal number of legs, fourteen in all. They start life with only twelve but gain a pair after their first moult. There are several different species known as runners, clampers, rollers and creepers; all named after the different […] The page Wonderful Woodlice first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 5 June 2020.

  • Easing of Lockdown Sees Rise in National Park First Timers

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 4 June 2020.

  • Pop Goes the Weasel

    Northumberland National Park

    “Look there it goes again – that’s about four times in the last twenty minutes” called Jill as we all turned just in time to see this animated sausage fly across the tarmac and vanish under a gorse bush. Seconds later it reappeared and shot off from whence it came. Three or four minutes passed […] The page Pop Goes the Weasel first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 3 June 2020.

  • Colourful Butterflies

    Northumberland National Park

    There are two species of butterfly which we see at this time of year which have a completely differently life cycle from our other butterflies. These are the Red Admiral and the Painted Lady. These two species are powerful fliers and just like migrant birds they migrate to Britain each spring from their wintering grounds […] The page Colourful Butterflies first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 29 May 2020.

  • Lichens in Kidland Forest

    Northumberland National Park

    Student Jessica Davison previous completed our Young Ranger Placement Scheme and has continued to volunteer her time helping with environmental schemes such as our lichen surveys. Currently on her gap year, she will be continuing studying Environmental Sciences later this year. You can read her first blog here. What are lichens? Lichens are symbiotic, meaning they consist […] The page Lichens in Kidland Forest first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 29 May 2020.

  • Rangers' Plea to Protect Wildlife as Visitors Return to Moors

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 28 May 2020.

  • Joint Statement

    Snowdonia National Park

    Welsh National Park Authorities issue a call for continued patience amidst fears of a busy Bank Holiday weekend

    Posted: 22 May 2020.

  • Our Message to All Those Who Love Exmoor This Bank Holiday Weekend

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 21 May 2020.

  • Exmoor National Park Launches Covid-19 Response Fund

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 19 May 2020.