• What is a starling murmuration and why do they form?

    16 Nov 2018

    Winter brings with it one of nature’s true spectacles: starling murmurations. But what is a starling murmuration, and why do these hypnotic gatherings form? What is a starling murmuration? Murmurations are huge groups of starlings that twist, turn, swoop and swirl across the sky in beautiful shape-shifting clouds. Just before dusk, small groups of starlings […]

  • October 2018 – Photography Competition Results!

    07 Nov 2018

    October seemed to be a loooong month, don’t you think? We’ve had all manner of weather, and thanks to these entries, seen all manner of fungi on the reserve! Our judge had an incredibly difficult decision to make, with 52 stunning photographs to choose from from the subject Woodland Fungi. Coming in at first place was… PIXIE’S PLACE (above) […]

  • October Oddities and Perfect Pumpkins

    06 Nov 2018

    The leaves have turned orange and the ground started to freeze, and at Brockholes, we had a fabulous fortnight full of spooktacular fun! More than one thousand of you took part in the Halloween Xplorer Challenge – a great way to test your orienteering skills, and explore the reserve, while enjoying quality time with friends […]