• August 2018 – Photography Competition Results

    06 Sep 2018

    The results for the Brockholes August photography competition are in! We have seen a HUGE number of entries this month under the theme of DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES. Our judge had a difficult decision to make, with 54 fabulous photographs to choose from. Coming in at first place was… MIGRANT HAWKER(above) taken by KEN HAYES! Our judge explained why she chose this photo […]

  • Four legged members of the Conservation Team

    03 Sep 2018

    As well as having wonderful volunteers and interns to help with the conservation at Brockholes, we also have two very important breeds of livestock which help us throughout the year. We are often asked why we combine sheep and cows with the wildlife found at Brockholes, so Assistant Reserve Officer, Lorna Bennett has explained… Two […]

  • Welcoming the return of the Little Ringed Plovers

    10 Aug 2018

      The summer heatwave has affected wildlife in many ways. Most notably for us, it has given us an abundance of butterflies and falling water levels at the reserve. And while this doesn’t sound like the most positive news, the low water level has brought back a species which hasn’t been seen at Brockholes for a number […]

  • July 2018 – Photography Competition Results!

    08 Aug 2018

    The much anticipated results for the Brockholes July photography competition are in! We have seen a great number of entries this month under the theme of SUMMER COLOUR. Our judge had a difficult decision to make, with 40 photographs to choose from and such a broad spectrum of subject matter. Coming in at first place was… CLARITY (above) taken […]

  • What wildlife has been spotted at Brockholes? – July 2018

    31 Jul 2018

    It’s been another month of sunshine, right up until the last week when everything got a good (and much needed) soaking! With the start of the Summer Holidays, Brockholes has been at the height of busyness, and the wildlife has been lapping up the limelight too. We’re so lucky that our visitors are so caring […]

  • Rock FM Came To Brockholes

    30 Jul 2018

      Bright and early on Saturday morning Rock FM’s breakfast presenters, Steve and Janine, were up and out of bed, but instead of chatting over the airways, they put on their wellies and came to visit Brockholes. Steve and Janine had run a competition for some lucky listeners to win the chance to have a […]

  • Happiness is a butterfly…

    20 Jul 2018

    The summer months are such an exciting time at Brockholes – not just because we have had some terrific weather – but because there are butterflies on the wing just about everywhere you look. Helen Earnshaw, our Volunteer Ranger, gives us an insight into what has been spotted recently and sets all our visitors a challenge… […]

  • 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 […]