Bird watch: The Royal Horticultural Society is backing the RSPB and its national campaign Big Garden Birdwatch on January 26 and 27 by encouraging visitors at its Harlow Carr garden in Harrogate, to record sightings of birds. Experts will be on hand over the weekend, holding informal guided bird walks and helping visitors identify the different bird species.

Park work: The North York Moors National Park is recruiting over-18s to become voluntary rangers willing to assist with a range of jobs. For more information visit