Haweswater

Species Highlight: Northern Wheatear

A member of the Chat family, the Wheatear is one of Haweswater’s most striking summer visitors, returning first from an incredible migration-by-night across Africa, to our rocky fells in readiness for the breeding season.

Welcoming spring together

Today marks the First Day of Spring, and amongst the uncertainty presented in ‘our’ world right now, the natural world – that which we remain a part of – is preparing to once again embark upon the most incredible celebration of emergence, rebirth and colour.

Species Highlight: The Alder

Haweswater Residential Volunteer, Sam Mould, takes us through her investigation into the ecology, folklore and historic use of this little celebrated tree.

Woodland: A Nature-Based Solution to Climate Change

As part of National Tree Week (23 November – 1 December), this blog by RSPB volunteer and nature writer, Nic Wilson, explores the critical importance of woodland creation and conservation as a key nature-based solution to climate change. Haweswater Site Manager Lee Schofield contributes.

From Saltholme to Haweswater… and back again

Last week, Visitor Experience Intern Laura Pringle travelled from RSPB Saltholme in industrial Teesside to our rural Haweswater base, on a trip to explore the distinctions between our two sites. Here she shares her mini-adventure with us…

Haweswater Badger Hide: Celebrating Six Months

As fresh leaves began to open on the trees, so too opened the doors to the Haweswater Badger Hide to welcome its very first visitors this April. Construction of the hide took place through the 2018/19 autumn season by the RSPB Haweswater team, a project initiated, designed and managed by our incredible Warden, Mal. As Naddle Farm is central to a number of badger territories, therefore allowing badgers to pass… Read More »Haweswater Badger Hide: Celebrating Six Months