The Lake District is one of the most beautiful and scenic locations in the whole of England, but its appeal go beyond glorious scenery and luxurious resorts. It is also home to a unique array of wildlife and species of bird, which ensures that it remains particularly popular among animal enthusiasts and environmentalists.
The region of Windermere is renowned as an extremely important place for wildlife, with unusual species of fish, plants, birds and otters all present within the area.
The experts at Southlakeland Parks holiday homes are familiar with Windermere’s fascinating wildlife, and are therefore able to offer considerable insight. Consider the following information: –
- Natural Plants and Flowers:
Windermere has the widest and most diverse range of large, aquatic plants in the National Park, which contributes heavily towards the region’s aesthetic appeal and ecosystem.
Including the famous six-stamened waterwort, water lobelia, the white water lily and pondweed, this complex collection of plant life is unique in the UK and adds significantly to the popularity of Windermere and the Lake District.
This also explains why Windermere is a popular destination among students and school children on educational field trips.
- Winter Birds:
While the majority of visitors to the Lake District and Windermere book their trip during the height of summer, the winter months also offer travellers and locals the chance to experience an array of wildlife and plant life.
Rare wintering birds such as the Goldeneye and Tufted Duck all migrate to Windermere during the months of October, November and December, while birdwatchers continue to make the journey to the Lake District all year round.
- Sea Life:
If this range of migrating birds and aquatic plants in Windermere is not enough to pique your interest, then you can also enjoy numerous species of fish and sea life.
Otters and native white-clawed crayfish are particularly prominent within the region, and their presence has helped to cement Windermere’s status as an accredited Cumbria Wildlife Trust County Wildlife Site.
If you are really lucky then you will catch a glimpse of the extremely rare charr fish, which are usually found in northern, Arctic waters.