Foulshaw Moss is an incredibly peaceful nature reserve that offers something special for all wildlife enthusiasts.
Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions
Things to see
Although the landscape is challenging, boardwalk makes visiting easy-going, with routes leading through peaty pools or out onto the open moss where many different insects.
This species was reintroduced to the site
Flight period is April to September.
Easy to identify by their white face.
Image by David Clarke
The rare White-faced Darters start emerging from the bog pools in spring.
Common Hawker can be seen on the hunt in summer.
In autumn Black Darter sunbath on the boardwalks.
Image by Andrew, flickr
Contact UsCumbria Wildlife Trust
T: 01228 829570
Species Flight Periods
These are general species flight periods for the UK. Please be aware that dragonflies tend to emerge later in the north where the climate is cooler.