• F is for…Flora

    20 Mar 2019

    As well as our cacophony of bird species on our 250-acre Nature Reserve, we also have a blooming marvellous selection of flora, which is just starting to appear due to the welcome Spring weather. From the glowing daffodils to the bright red campion, our wild flower varieties grow with each coming year. Celandine, hornbeam, coltsfoot, […]

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  • E is for…Events

    13 Mar 2019

    From toddlers to time alone, woodland wandering and watching wildlife – we have events for all at Brockholes, and if you haven’t tried them, where have you been? Weekly walking events are free of charge, to encourage a healthy lifestyle, and a chance to step outside and enjoy our wildlife sanctuary. These events are popular […]

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  • February 2019 – Photography Competition Results

    06 Mar 2019

    February was the month the weather was confused. From snow, to unseasonable high temperatures, it’s been a month of wonderful photograph opportunities, with species not often seen so early on in the year. Our judge had an incredibly difficult decision to make, with an incredible 47 photographs to choose from from the subject Winter Birds. Coming in at […]

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  • What’s been seen this February?

    06 Mar 2019

    The sun has been shining, and the snow has been falling. The weather has not only been confusing for visitors, but also for our wonderful wildlife. Unseasonable weather in February has resulted in some record early sightings of certain species, and high numbers of others. The warm weather led to the early blooming of willows and […]

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  • D is for…Discovery

    19 Feb 2019

    To discover is to find unexpectedly or during a search. At Brockholes there is so much to discover – in the wild, in the lakes, in the village, and in you. Discover nature Our dedicated education team work hard to produce a series of discovery activities for children as young as 15 months old, allowing […]

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  • January 2019 – Photography Competition Results

    07 Feb 2019

    In January we had sunshine, rain, and a lovely sprinkling of snow! Winter was well and truly biting with temperatures dropping and the ground sparkling. Our judge had an incredibly difficult decision to make, with 32 beautiful photographs to choose from from the subject A Winter’s Scene. Coming in at first place was…FROZEN PASTURES (above) taken by CATHERINE INGHAM! Our […]

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  • C is for…Conferences

    01 Feb 2019

    The word ‘conference’ doesn’t exactly attract visions of excitement and joy – more like work and learning. But at Brockholes we like to challenge the idea that a conference can be all of these things, plus wildlife, nature and helpful to our own personal wellbeing. Brockholes is an award-winning, floating conference venue set in the […]

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  • B is for…Birds

    18 Jan 2019

    The wildlife at Brockholes is second to none, from a huge range of butterflies and dragonflies to our famous brown hares. But what you can see, and hear, most of all, is the plethora of bird calls from a variety of different winged friends. As with all wildlife, and people, there’s certain times of year […]

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