Over-wintering osprey project volunteers work hard at Lyndon

Over-wintering osprey project volunteers work hard at Lyndon

The Lyndon Visitor Centre closes each year from mid-September when the ospreys leave Rutland, and re-opens in the spring to coincide with the ospreys’ return. However, this does not mean that all work ceases…

Volunteer, Dave Cole, awarded Christopher Cadbury Medal

Volunteer, Dave Cole, awarded Christopher Cadbury Medal

The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts has awarded the 2016 Christopher Cadbury Medal for services to the advancement of nature conservation in the British Islands, to Dave Cole, naturalist and Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust volunteer.

Photo: Joe Davis

A reedy big project…

Thanks to generous funding from Anglian Water, we’ve been able to undertake a much needed improvement project in our reed bed with the help of a floating amphibious excavator…

Water vole at Waderscrape, by Sue James

The Water Vole Project

The population of water voles at Rutland Water is now thriving, thanks to a successful reintroduction project. Read more here.

Water Vole Survey Report

Water Vole Survey Report

Here is a very interesting and informative report, written by mammal recorder Linda Biddle, detailing the reintroduction of water voles to Rutland, their subsequent monitoring and results. This report was published in the Leicestershire and Rutland Recorder issue 12, 2016.

Wild Horizons' visit Donna Nook NNR

Wild Horizons’ visit Donna Nook NNR

Wild Horizons’ member Amy Hall tells us all about a rather soggy trip to see the seals!

Photo: Joe Davis

New kit, big difference

Joe tells us all about a new piece of kit that will improve the way we manage our grasslands

Photo by Amy Hall

Wild Horizons’ boardwalk build

Amy Hall fills us in on the Wild Horizons team’s latest experience – building boardwalk

Island clearance

Island clearance

One of the biggest jobs our habitat team undertake in the autumn is island clearance – but why do we do it? Joe tells us more…

Waterfowl Count August 2016

Waterfowl Count August 2016

2,436 Tufted Ducks were present on the reserve in August, 953 Canada Geese, 862 Coots, plus 37 other species.

Waterfowl Count July 2016

Waterfowl Count July 2016

The Tufted Duck was present in the highest numbers during July, with 960 counted. Read on for the full figures.

Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch

This time of year is great to visit and explore some of our nature reserves – happy Wildlife Watching!

Autumn 2016 Badger Watches

Autumn 2016 Badger Watches

Due to popular demand we are happy to be able to offer further 2016 dates for badger watches on the reserve. 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 […]

Waterfowl Count June 2016

Waterfowl Count June 2016

771 Canada Geese were observed during the June count, closely followed in number by the Greylag Goose with 705 spotted. Read on for the full figures.

Looking back: a year as a trainee

Looking back: a year as a trainee

Amelia Woolford looks back on her year as a T Permit holder in 2015

2015 Report: A summary of bird ringing at the Green Bank

2015 Report: A summary of bird ringing at the Green Bank

Peter Robinson reports back on bird ringing undertaken at the Green Bank in 2015

2015 Report: Cormorant Colour Ringing

2015 Report: Cormorant Colour Ringing

Garry reports back on the cormorant colour ringing project

2015 Report: A summary of bird ringing at Lyndon

2015 Report: A summary of bird ringing at Lyndon

Garry and Candice report back on ringing undertaken at Lyndon in 2015

Volunteer at Birdfair 2015!

2015 Report: A summary of bird ringing at Fieldfare Hide

Chris Hughes reports on a year of ringing at Fieldfare Hide

Waterfowl Count May 2016

Waterfowl Count May 2016

377 Mallards were present for the May count, putting them at the top of the list, followed by 294 Greylag Geese.

Firecrest in trees in the Egleton Meadows at Rutland Water

A Guided Walk …….

Sign up for a walk with Jeff to explore the reserve and all the wildlife it has to offer.

New Countryside Courses Available!

New Countryside Courses Available!

New Dates for our ever popular Dry Stone Walling and Hedgelaying Courses

Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling

  We have finalised our Dry Stone Walling 2 day course dates! 2017 25th and 26th March 2017

Waterfowl Count March 2016

Waterfowl Count March 2016

The Eurasian Widgeon was once again present in the highest numbers in March. 1,555 were spotted by our team, down from 2,430 in February.