• Mother and children laughing in a woodland peppered with bluebells

    30 Days Wild: 30 ways your family can go wild in June

    31 May 2018

    The highlight of our year is finally here! 30 Days Wild starts tomorrow, and we can’t wait to spend the whole of June indulging our wild side and getting even closer to nature. What is 30 Days Wild? 30 Days Wild is a celebration of nature run by The Wildlife Trusts. It challenges participants to […]

  • A black tern flying over Number One Pit at Brockholes nature reserve

    What’s been seen at Brockholes? – May 2018

    30 May 2018

    It’s been an exciting month at Brockholes! With spring in full swing there has been plenty to see on the reserve, including a handful of rare species! A secretive Savi’s The start of the month whipped birders into a frenzy as a very rare Savi’s warbler was heard calling away in the reeds. Its soft […]

  • Orange tip butterflies mating on a leaf at Brockholes nature reserve

    April 2018 Photography Competition Results!

    14 May 2018

    It’s that time again… the results are in for the Brockholes April photography competition! With a delayed spring our theme of NEW LIFE was always going to prove challenging, but with butterflies emerging, flowers blooming and chicks just beginning to hatch, the competition still managed to inspire some fantastic pictures. This month’s judge had plenty […]

  • Volunteers planting new reeds at the Brockholes polytunnel

    Volunteers come together for the Polytunnel Work Party Day

    10 May 2018

    We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers. Come rain or shine and no matter what the task, they muck in to help us keep Brockholes a special place for nature. One of the biggest tasks this season has been sprucing up our polytunnel so we can grow plants and vegetables for our shop […]

  • A flock of whimbrel enjoying the lake at Brockholes

    Watch out for whimbrel

    03 May 2018

    Volunteer Ranger Helen Earnshaw has noticed that a special bird has begun arriving at Brockholes for its annual summer holiday. There is always something to watch out for at Brockholes Nature Reserve and this month the whimbrel have returned to the site. The whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) is a wader in the Scolopacidae family, and while […]