The Wild Haweswater Journal

Welcome to the Wild Haweswater Journal – your one-stop place to read fascinating insights into this beautiful 6000 ha reserve, nestled in a secluded, rugged corner of the Lake District National Park. In this Journal you can find regular updates on our site management, seasonal events, stories from the Haweswater Badger Hide, fascinating species spotlights and much more.

Throughout the seasons Haweswater’s beautiful mosaic of landscapes and diversity of species are ever-changing; creating new soundscapes, kaleidoscopes of colour and immersive opportunities to connect with nature. This journal will be an opportunity for us to share such changes with you throughout the year – from tiny fungi appearing, to our large-scale habitat restorations projects – and will be a platform for other people, businesses and landowners in the surrounding area to submit guest blogs.

From October 2019, you can expect to find the following blogs in the Wild Haweswater Journal, in addition to occasional ‘spontaneous’ features:

Welcome Blog from Visitor Development Officer Heather; featuring upcoming events, monthly wildlife highlights and other interesting insights. First day of each month.

Haweswater Badger Hide Blog; an overview of badger activity, Guided Badger Watches and intriguing tales from the Hide. Saturdays, fortnightly.

Species Highlight blog; focussing on the fascinating wildlife of Haweswater; from plants to fungi, birds, mammals, invertebrates and much more. Sundays, fortnightly.

Guest Blog; a variety of posts featuring local conservation and landscape restoration stories, updates from small businesses and local landowners, and much more. Third Sunday of each month.

Reserve Management blog; an overview of what Reserve Manager Lee, Warden Spike, and our residential volunteers have been working on. Last Sunday, every two months.

The Wild Haweswater Journal is coordinated by RSPB Haweswater. If you would like to learn more about a particular topic featured in a blog, simply check the author’s name at the bottom of the piece, and get in contact us at haweswater@rspb.org.uk. If you would like to enquire about writing a guest blog for us, we would welcome you to get in touch also.

We can’t wait to share our stories, successes and wildlife encounters with you all!

Heather Devey

Visitor Development Officer, RSPB Haweswater

heather.devey@rspb.org.uk