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


Sparrowhawk in flight showing underwings | copyright Adam Jones

Birds of prey

This Bird of Prey blog is an in-depth look at the identification of five commonly seen birds of prey, including information on flight style and where they’re likely to be seen.