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Following recent updates from the Government with regards to COVID 19 we have unfortunately made the difficult decision to close Rutland Water Nature Reserve to the public until further notice. All events and volunteer activities have also been cancelled until the end of June.
The well being and safety of our staff and visitors is the most important thing at this time, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please visit www.lrwt.org.uk for more information and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
Here you find information about the plants and flowers found on the reserve.
INTRODUCTION Due to a variety of factors, only four ringing sessions were undertaken at the site in 2017 although all proved to be productive in terms of numbers of birds processed. They also included a few surprises. At each session only a limited number of nets were set so the numbers of birds breeding here […]
By SarahP on January 7, 2016
Nigel Messenger has compiled an excellent diary of the goings-on at the new lagoons throughout 2015 – interesting reading for birders!
Posted in Wildlife Records
Lots of butterflies are spotted on the Laxhill Transect. Many thanks to Brian Webster for these counts.
By Tim M on May 1, 2012
Rutland Water is not just important for birds, as Wildlife Recorder Ivan Pedley explains…
Lepidoptera is a large order of insects that includes moths and butterflies (called lepidopterans).
A list showing species name and common name for all plants found on the reserve in 2011
Plant records for Rutland Water Nature Reserve, 2002. Compiled by Andy Lear.
On a recent staff training day to identify the plants growing around the Reserve, we were delighted to note the following list of water plants, including some rare species.
A Checklist of Moth species found on the reserve as of 2009
A list of the different species of fish found on the reserve.
Here is a list of all the dates on which spring migrants have arrived at the reserve over the last 10 years
A list detailing the birds breeding on the reserve
This godwit was ringed in the Tejo estuary, Portugal as part of the same study on Icelandic godwits.
On Saturday, 25th April 2009, Matthew Berriman carried out a day-long birdwatch entirely from within the reservoir boundaries and saw 109 species, beating his own previous record set up in September 2001 by 8.
Here is a complete list of all birds found on the reserve, compiled by Tim Appleton
Hoverfly records for Rutland Water Nature Reserve, 2002. Compiled by Brian Wetton
Ground beetle records for Rutland Water Nature Reserve 2001-2002 compiled by John Wright