Productive woodland work

Productive woodland work

As you walk around the Nature Reserve at Rutland Water this winter, you may have heard the dulcet tones of a chainsaw and seen plumes of smoke rising.  A lot of our habitat management through the winter months is, as the habitat volunteers call it, dragging and...
Tales from the Trainees

Tales from the Trainees

For this blog we have gone with the saying ‘pictures speak louder than words’ and decided to present our work through photos! This month we have been testing our carpentry skills. Rutland Water must be famous for the amount of bird hides there are on the reserve – 35...
Hedgerow havens for wildlife

Hedgerow havens for wildlife

If  you have walked around the nature reserve recently, you may have noticed a few changes, in particular, in some of our hedgerows.  The most noticeable difference is probably the ‘blackthorn arch’ on the way to Redshank hide.  This patch of unmanaged blackthorn...
Gardener

Gardener

We have a fantastic opportunity for new volunteers to join us, as part of our wildlife gardening team! We are looking for volunteers with knowledge of gardening and/or native flora, an enthusiasm to work outdoors and a love of wildlife and wild places to join our...
A Wild Skills Production

A Wild Skills Production

Team Wild Skills began 2016 with a large and promising group of individuals, who braved the snow to meet at the Volunteer Training Centre on a cold Sunday morning. It was great to see everybody who was a part of the group before Christmas, and also to meet new people...
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