Wildlife at Ennerdale
In the autumn, we're counting the larval web count for the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly found in Ennerdale. Its re-introduction to our tenant farmer’s land at Mireside has been a big success, and we keep track of the size of the population by counting the silk webs that the larvae weave in the wetland vegetation. Ennerdale Water is also home to England’s only migratory population of Arctic charr. These striking red and gold fish are one of the rarest species of fish in Britain and are confined to the coldest deepest lakes like Ennerdale Water. They spawn their eggs in October and November.