Volunteers getting stuck in

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….

Badgers

Winter 2014 Badger Watches!

The dates for our new season of Badger Watches are now available!

Autumn Explorers for 7-12 year olds

Autumn Explorers for 7-12 year olds

A morning of nature based educational and fun activities for 7-12 year olds!

Photo by Ian Jones

Birdwatching Walk with a Warden – for Beginners and Enthusiasts alike!

Join our staff for this great opportunity to explore the reserve and learn all about the birds and projects here

Waterfowl Count October 2014

Waterfowl Count October 2014

The Eurasian Widgeon was spotted in the highest numbers during October, with 4458 counted. Click the pic for the full list of October residents.

The 3000 Mile Challenge

The 3000 Mile Challenge

As you will know if you have visited Rutland Water, volunteers are essential to the reserve. Whether it is managing habitats, greeting visitors, recording wildlife or monitoring Ospreys, we simply couldn’t do what we do without them; each year over 350 volunteers dedicate an amazing 35,000 hours to the reserve.

Artist's impression of the new Volunteer Training Centre at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Wild Lives at Rutland Water Appeal

Volunteers are vital in ensuring you can enjoy the wildlife and wild places of Leicestershire and Rutland – please show them your support through our Wild Lives at Rutland Water Appeal!

A building to benefit people and wildlife: RWNR's Volunteer Training Centre

A building to benefit people and wildlife: RWNR’s Volunteer Training Centre

Thanks to generous grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Anglian Water a unique Volunteer Training Centre is under construction at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Read more for details…

Artist's impression of the new Volunteer Training Centre at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

3000 Mile Challenge

The Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is embarking on an exciting and ambitious project to build a new Volunteer Training Centre at Rutland Water.

Weekend Work Parties

Weekend Work Parties

We’re currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join a weekend work party which will take place from May onwards. The group will meet on a Saturday from 10am until 2pm.

Work Experience

Work Experience

Rutland Water Nature Reserve offers work experience placements that aim to give young people an insight in to the variety of work that goes into the management of a large wetland nature reserve. This is a great opportunity to experience the world of work and become better prepared for a career in nature conservation.

Waterfowl Count September 2014

Waterfowl Count September 2014

The Tufted Duck was present in the largest numbers in September, closely followed by the Eurasian Coot. Read on for the full figures.