Get closer to the field and a little more behind the scenes by enjoying a read of the wild experiences, wildlife insights and recollections of staff and volunteers - writers from all over the organisation from our Reserve Officers to our Student placements.

We welcome guest bloggers! If you have something to write home about - whether you've got a trail cam in your garden, or you've been bird watching, or visited one of our nature reserves - if it's to do with Cumbria's wildlife and wild places then we'd love to hear from you!

Featured blog

The humble house sparrow

Tom Hibbert, birdwatcher and content officer for The Wildlife Trusts, takes a closer look at one of the UK’s most familiar birds.


House sparrow © Mark Hamblin/2020VISION


Image of argent and sable moth credit Martin Chadwick

In praise of moths

Chris Scaife gives us an overview of some of the wonderful moths found in Cumbria

Osprey family

Poem: 'Soar'

Local writer and poet Catherine Morgan Wania, from South Lakeland, recently collaborated with Teazhy, a Nigerian poet, to write a poem about osprey migration from Cumbria to a place near Abuja,…

Image of tufted ducks © Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

How to identify diving ducks

Diving ducks can be seen year-round, but winter brings a boost in numbers as birds arrive from Northern Europe and Russia. This guide will help you identify them.