Knitter natter

Knitter natter

Come and help us make some woolly animals for our woolly woodland trails!

Conservation Work in Progress

Conservation Work in Progress

At this time of year work parties carry out habitat management on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. See next page for the latest….

2016 Photography Courses

Improve your photography skills by joining expert & tutor Pete Murray on one of his courses. There are courses suitable for beginners and intermediate with topics ranging from ‘Introduction to Natural History Photography’ through to  ‘Landscapes & Panorama Photography’ and ‘Close-Up Natural History Photography’.   These courses run on various dates from May to September […]

Badger Watches – April to July 2016

We are excited to announce that we have confirmed the dates for our 2016 Badger Watches. These events are hosted by our Trainee Reserve Officers from our purpose built badger hide on the Egleton Reserve. Apart from hopefully being able to get good views of our badgers there are also many other nocturnal creatures that may […]

Pintail photographed by Ian Jones

2015 Report of Lagoons 5-8

Nigel Messenger has compiled an excellent diary of the goings-on at the new lagoons throughout 2015 – interesting reading for birders!

Landscape, Nature & Bird Photography Course

Landscape, Nature & Bird Photography Course

This One Day Digital Photography Course will  show you how to photograph landscapes, flowers, birds & other wildlife in their natural habitat is on Sunday May 1st – go to the events pages for more details. or visit http://www.digitalphotographycourses.co.uk

Waterfowl Count December 2015

Waterfowl Count December 2015

It’s a close one! The Tufted Duck population topped the board in December with 2179 counted, closely followed by the Eurasian Widgeon with only 16 less. Read on for the full figures.

Volunteer Thank You Video 2015

Volunteer Thank You Video 2015

With a team of over 450 volunteers at the reserve, we couldn’t do it without them!

Waterfowl Count November 2015

Waterfowl Count November 2015

The Eurasian Widgeon was present on the reserve in the highest numbers in November, with 2406 counted, closely followed by the Tufted Duck with 2133. Read on for the full figures.

Looking for accommodation?

Looking for accommodation?

If you are visiting Rutland Water Nature Reserve for one of our two-day courses and need somewhere to stay, the Volunteer Training Centre (VTC) can provide a simple yet comfortable night’s sleep on a budget, in a beautiful setting.

Comma

Lagoon 4 Wildlife Meadow Creation

This Autumn, we are hoping to start work on a project that is to be funded by a very generous donation from Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust member, Dr Sharples. Assistant Reserve Officer, Fran Payne, tells us more…

Family Drop in Days

Family Drop in Days

Just drop in for a craft session and a bug hunt in our wonderful woodland! Hunt for bugs and beasties in the pond! Catch fantastic flying minibeasts, explore the nature reserve, and join in with craft activities for children.

Nature Explorers

Nature Explorers

Nature Explorers is a four part series of activity days aimed at children aged 5-10. The children will get to experience all four seasons and the fascinating changes they bring to the reserve.

Robin in the Snow

Winter Birds Family Walk

Bring the whole family on this refreshing winter walk.

Noctule, by John Wright

Open Your Ears

Bat Walk and Talk.

Nature Detectives

Nature Detectives

The perfect opportunity to learn about our native wildlife. A great boredom buster!

Hootingly Haunted Halloween

Hootingly Haunted Halloween

All the fun of a Halloween party with none of the fuss!

Frightful Reserve Ramble

Frightful Reserve Ramble

Come along to carve a pumpkin, make a lantern and explore the reserve at dusk!

Family Nestbox Challenge

Family Nestbox Challenge

Make a home for the wildlife that lives in your garden.

Birds, Bugs, and Boats!

Birds, Bugs, and Boats!

Take to the water to tour the reservoir and hunt for wildlife!

Discovering Bats

Discovering Bats

Join us on a guided evening walk on the reserve to discover bats and other wildlife

Painting our Landscape

Painting our Landscape

A unique opportunity to learn some of the tricks of the trade and produce your very own painting of the countryside surrounding this stunning venue. 

Waterfowl Count October 2015

Waterfowl Count October 2015

The Tufted Duck was present in the highest numbers in October with 2,601 counted, followed by the Eurasian Widgeon with 2,512.

Waterfowl Count September 2015

Waterfowl Count September 2015

The Tufted Duck was present in the highest numbers in September, with a whopping 8141 counted. Read on for the full figures.

60 years old!

60 years old!

Help us celebrate the Trust’s 60th anniversary in 2016 by treating yourself, family and friends to a copy of our first ever wildlife calendar.