• Breeding wader numbers on the rise

    13 Jul 2018

    A lot of conservation work goes on at Brockholes behind the scenes. Staff and volunteers spend their days clearing scrub, coppicing, planting wildflowers and assessing the site for ways we can improve the reserve for the wildlife; helping nature flourish. Nowhere is this hard work more evident than the pools where our waders have been […]

  • June 2018 – Photography Competition Results!

    11 Jul 2018

    Here we are again, the results are in for the Brockholes June photography competition! With Lancashire well and truly in bloom with this stunning weather, we have had a huge number of entries, with the theme of BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS. Our judge had a stunning selection of 61 pictures to choose from: “The level of beauty in this month’s […]

  • An oystercatcher chick walking across rocks

    What’s been seen at Brockholes? – June 2018

    04 Jul 2018

    What a month! With the sun shining almost constantly it has been full-steam ahead at Brockholes! And not just for us – the wildlife has taken advantage of the beautiful weather and really seems to have flourished after our rotten spring. It seems like you can’t walk anywhere on the reserve without disturbing a butterfly, […]

  • May 2018 Photography Competition Results!

    12 Jun 2018

    Drum roll please, because the results are in for the Brockholes May photography competition! This month’s theme was SPRING BLOOMS, and with the season in full swing, there certainly wasn’t a shortage of beautiful wildflowers to take pictures of. Our judge had a stunning selection of 56 pictures to choose from: “Brockholes has burst into […]

  • Beautiful blue flowers of germander speedwell at Brockholes

    Brockholes in bloom

    07 Jun 2018

    As spring takes things up a notch Volunteer Ranger, Helen Earnshaw, has been out and about admiring the wildflowers on the reserve. Keep your eyes peeled for these beauties during your next visit. I love this time of year. Everything is turning a rich shade of green and there are flashes of bright colours all […]

  • Conservation volunteers working on Brockholes nature reserve in autumn

    Inside a Brockholes internship

    04 Jun 2018

    We recently said a heartfelt farewell to our Brockholes intern, Anne-Lise Duriez. Joining us from France, Anne-Lise became a treasured part of our team and we’ll really miss her passion and enthusiasm. Before leaving Anne-Lise wrote a lovely blog post about her experiences, so if you want to find out more about the experience of being […]

  • 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 […]