Blog

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!

Dandelion

Learning to love weeds!

Dandelions are commonly thought of as weeds, but did you know they have a fascinating history as herbal medicines? It is one of the most widely used plants in the herbal dispensary.

Burns Beck Moss 2013

Unspoilt Wilderness: Burns Beck Moss

Burns Beck Moss is just 5 miles east of Kendal but has a genuine “out in the wilderness” feel to it. There’s ample parking in the disused quarry opposite and a clear, if boggy, path around the…