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…

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

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…

Hedgerow Survey

Hedgerow Survey

This Spring Assistant Reserve Officer Sarah Merriman spent several days surveying the reserve’s hedgerows. Read more to find out how she got on.

This year the ringing team caught this five-year-old Sand Martin

Banking on success

A lone Sand Martin twisting and turning over the lagoons on a misty morning in mid-March is often the first sign of summer at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Their arrival doesn’t make the same sort of headlines, but we have been able to gain a fascinating insight into their breeding behaviour in recent years at Rutland Water.

It’s easy to make a difference

It’s easy to make a difference

Birdfair’s invaluable volunteers demonstrate just how easy it is to make a big difference, Read more to find out why…

Birdfair's Co-Founders, Tim Appleton and Martin Davies with Birdlife International's Chief Executive, Patricia Zurita.

Birdfair 2014 raises a record £280,000!

On Friday the Birdfair team presented a cheque of a record breaking £280,000 to Birdlife International to support the designation of new marine protected areas, and reveled the 2015 fundrasing project. Read more for details.

Volunteers are vital to Rutland Water. During the afternoon Matt spoke to Dave Cole - the reserve's longest-standing volunteer

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” Aesop

Watch Countryfile this weekend (Sunday 8th Feb, 7pm BBC1) for the privilege of meeting one of our most treasured volunteers, David Cole, one of a highly committed team of over 350 volunteers, vital to the running of the reserve.

My Year At Rutland Water So Far.

My Year At Rutland Water So Far.

Anya is currently undertaking a placement year at Rutland water click here to see how it’s going.

Wildlife Watch Leaders

Wildlife Watch Leaders

Can you spare a couple of days a month to help us inspire young people about the environment? The Rutland Water Wildlife Watch group needs your help!

Introducing the STARS of Rutland Water Nature Reserve...

Introducing the STARS of Rutland Water Nature Reserve…

We put together this video to say a huge thank you to our dedicated team of volunteers for all their help this year.

A Wild Skills Production...

A Wild Skills Production…

During the spring and summer months of 2014 Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s Wild Skills team worked on an ambitious project to share the story of the Rutland Osprey Project with other young people their age, both in the UK and abroad.

Wild Skills

Wild Skills

Wild Skills is a group for young people aged 14-18 with a keen interest in nature conservation and provides a unique opportunity for young people to volunteer, whether it is to build up hours for an award or skills and experience to add to your C.V.

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

Wild Lives at Rutland Water Appeal

Help us raise the final funds for our new Volunteer Training Centre – A message from Reserve Manager Tim Appleton.

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!

To find out more about the Volunteer Training Centre visit http://www.wildlivesappeal.co.uk

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…

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.

A fantastic few months of volunteering

A fantastic few months of volunteering

What a fantastic few months of volunteering at the reserve! The summer months have really highlighted the strength of our volunteer teams. Between March and September around five hundred volunteers gave their time to help the various conservation projects being undertaken on the reserve and to promote the work of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust to our visitors.

100 years of nature conservation

100 years of nature conservation

In 2012 The Wildlife Trusts celebrate their 100th birthday!