Otters return to Lakeside for the winter
If you need something to warm your heart on a cold winter morning, then what better than this glimpse of otters playing near Lakeside.
Our location, on the shore of Lake Windermere, means that we’re surrounded by a wealth of wildlife. The otters have been visiting at this time of year for several seasons now, presumably to spend the winter months fishing in Windermere.
5 otter facts
- Otters do not have blubber. To keep warm their fur is denser than any other animal on Earth.
- Otters can remain underwater for to 4 minutes and dive to a depth of 300 feet.
- Male otters are called boars, females are called sows, their young are called pups and they live in a holt.
- An otter’s tail is approximately a third of its body length. It uses its tail for swimming and to protect itself.
- Otters are highly intelligent and are known to use tools to help them hunt and feed.
Feel better by getting back to nature
Research from Natural England* has shown that getting back to nature and spending time in the outdoors offers numerous physical and mental health benefits, not to mention enhanced learning opportunities.