30 Days Wild: In this blog volunteer Barrie Galpin shares a fantastic experience – listening for corncrakes on the Nene Washes.
Wild Horizons member Amy Hall fills us in on the latest workshops – a ringing demonstration and a workshop on species re-introductions.
Maisie joined the Rutland Water Nature Reserve team this week on a work experience placement – find out how she got on here…
Wild Horizons member Joe Bodycote shares news and thoughts from our most recent workshop
As a way of acknowledging and thanking our wonderful volunteers for all they do, we have a special programme of events and training specifically tailored for them…
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…
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…
Wild Horizons’ member Amy Hall tells us all about a rather soggy trip to see the seals!
Joe tells us all about a new piece of kit that will improve the way we manage our grasslands
Amy Hall fills us in on the Wild Horizons team’s latest experience – building boardwalk
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…
Dry stone walling wisdom
This week we were joined by a number of work experience students, read more to find out how they got on
Our Dexters were in need of a pedicure!
Butterfly enthusiast Sarah Proud and volunteers from Rutland Water Nature Reserve enjoyed butterfly spotting at Ketton Quarry
With the winter work completed it is time to start on the summer survey season here at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.
Assistant Reserve Officer, Fran Payne has been working on an exciting project – creating a wildflower meadow.
In early March, we began construction on a much needed extension to the existing 15 year old badger hide…
Wild Futures – a local project for local people
With longer days, warmer (?) weather, emerging flowers and singing birdies you can certainly say that spring has sprung! But before all this activity we had to make sure all of the winter jobs were complete!
Amelia Woolford, Chairperson of Wild Futures discusses the need to create true resilience against losing valuable skills
For this blog the construction continues… Last time saw us building a bird hide. We now downsize somewhat as we were constructing homes for birds; but it’s still hammer and saw at the ready!
Assistant Reserve Officer, Fran, explains just how productive our woodland management can be!