• The Brockholes team adding fencing during coppicing

    The art of the coppice

    30 Apr 2018

    Our Volunteer Ranger, Helen Earnshaw, has been hard at work nurturing the woodland area of the reserve. Today she tells us how, and introduces the art of the coppice. Coppicing is one of the oldest and most traditional methods of woodland management and is a practice that is in full swing as a way of […]

  • Bluebells growing in Boilton Wood on a sunny day at Brockholes nature reserve

    Bluebells in bloom in Boilton Wood

    26 Apr 2018

    Spring hasn’t truly sprung until you see the first bee, hear the first chiffchaff or spot bluebells blooming in Lancashire’s woodlands. Here at Brockholes, spectacular blue carpets spring up in Boilton Wood and practically glow between the trees! It’s one of our favourite sights, and now is the perfect time to head over to the […]

  • March 2018 Photography Competition Results!

    12 Apr 2018

    The results are in for the Brockholes March photography competition, and the EARLY SIGNS OF SPRING theme has inspired some really lovely wildlife photography. Our judges had a tough decision on their hands, picking just three top images from a selection of 36 entries (see gallery below). They said: “We were really impressed with this […]

  • Keep your eyes peeled for Ospreys

    03 Apr 2018

    More updates from our Conservation Intern, Helen Earnshaw – this month she shares her excitement for the potential of the Osprey’s return… At Brockholes Nature Reserve this is the time of year that we well and truly turn our eyes to the sky… will we see the Osprey pass over? Will one decide to make […]