Established in 1952, the North York Moors National Park covers over 550 square miles of upland, coast, forest and dale, including the largest expanse of heather moorland in the UK.

This guide covers features the characteristic moorland wildlife of this special place. Beautiful colour paintings feature 17 birds to spot, including curlew, skylark, red grouse, merlin, ring ouzel and dotterel. Reptiles, wild mammals and different breeds of sheep also feature, as well as the moths, butterflies, bees and dragonflies of the high moorland. Finally there are 16 plants to spot, from relatively widespread species like heather, crowberry and tormentil, to more challenging plants to hunt down, like bog-myrtle, bog asphodel and butterwort.

Moorland wildlife of the North York Moors was produced in partnership with North York Moors National Park, Whitby Naturalists’ Club and the Wild Flower Society.