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Dying ducklings of world's rarest bird need new wetland home

Posted on 26th August 2014 by WWT Washington

The first ever study of the world's rarest bird - the Madagascar pochard - has revealed that 96% of its chicks die before fledging. And the conclusion is that the last remaining population will never expand without [...]

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First flamingo egg in seven years laid at WWT Washington

Posted on 29th July 2014 by WWT Washington

A Chilean flamingo egg has been successfully laid at WWT Washington Wetland Centre - the first in seven years. It was spotted on a nest yesterday (Monday 28 July) and its arrival marks the culmination of a pioneering two-[...]

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PENtland staff live up to their name with volunteer task

Posted on 24th July 2014 by WWT Washington

Staff from Pentland Distribution Services (PDS) got to grips with an unused bird pen to help spruce up the stream area at WWT Washington. The PDS volunteers worked alongside Daniel Barker, our grounds and facilities [...]

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Helping to save the world's rarest bird

Posted on 23rd July 2014 by WWT Washington

The man charged with daily care of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, is at WWT Washington Wetland Centre next week for intensive training with some of WWT and the world's top aviculturists. Malagasy born [...]

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Moth count on a soggy Sunday

Posted on 13th July 2014 by WWT Washington

Despite the wet conditions, our moth trap still produced 46 species and approx 150 individuals this morning. Not bad going! Quite a few flew off before we had the chance to photograph them but we’ve posted a small [...]

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Habitat creation receives funding boost at WWT Washington

Posted on 3rd July 2014 by WWT Washington

WWT Washington Wetland Centre's mission to bring local people together with inspirational wetlands and wildlife has received a welcome funding boost. The Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards announced the £5,000 [...]

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Moth mornings

Posted on 26th June 2014 by WWT Washington

Fancy seeing beautiful moth species such as this elephant hawk-moth up close? Our warden Andrew will be opening his moth traps to the public on Sundays 6 and 13 July at 10.30am, so why not come along and find out …[...]

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Playscape is here

Posted on 19th June 2014 by WWT Washington

Get your favourite 'playing out' clothes on and be the first to explore WWT Washington's exciting new play area for FREE next week! Fun for ages 2 to 10, Playscape is designed to spark children's imaginations and [...]

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Dragonflies and damselflies

Posted on 19th June 2014 by WWT Washington

There are dragonflies and damselflies aplenty on site at the moment – a sure sign that summer is here (although the weather some days tells a different story!). These pictures were taken at the Pondzone area, where [...]

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Orchids in bloom

Posted on 15th June 2014 by WWT Washington

An orchid survey is underway across WWT Washington's reserve and some of the meadow results are back in. This year, Forgotten Meadow has 758 Northern marsh orchid and 14 common spotted orchid in flower; which is a great [...]

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