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 […]more
December 2018 – Photography Competition Results
09 Jan 2019
December seems so long ago now! It was mild, sometimes sunny, sometimes rainy, but no sign of a White Christmas here in Lancashire. We had a beautiful collection of winter wildlife photos for our competition though. Our judge had an incredibly difficult decision to make, with 36 beautiful photographs to choose from from the subject Seasonal Wildlife. Coming […]more
A is for…Architecture
04 Jan 2019
When you drive up the path towards Brockholes, it doesn’t take long before you notice the unique shape, structure and location of the Visitor Village, right in the middle of a lake. The architecture of Brockholes, by RIBA award winning Adam Khan Architects turned what was once a gravel quarry into a state-of-the-art Visitor Village. […]more
12 Moments of Brockholes from 2018
21 Dec 2018
It’s been another whirlwind year at the Lancashire Wildlife Trust flagship nature reserve, with heatwaves, snow and plenty of rain, new species found, new equipment gained. Visitor numbers increased and pumpkin carvers grew! It’s been a fantastic year and if we wrote everything down it would be longer than Santa’s ‘nice list’. So here’s our […]more
November 2018 – Photography Competition Results!
07 Dec 2018
November has been a whirlwind of weather and colour and seasons – what started off with some sunshine, ended with stormy skies and darker shades of brown surrounding the ground. Our judge had an incredibly difficult decision to make, with 40 beautiful photographs to choose from from the subject Autumn Colours. Coming in at first place was… BRILLIANT […]more
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 […]more
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) […]more
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 […]more