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Small mammal survey

Posted on 1st February 2014 by WWT Welney

This morning we did a test run of the small mammal survey we will be running tomorrow morning from 7am – 8.30am as part of our World Wetlands Day activities.  This is a great chance to get closer to voles, …

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Get involved in a wetlands bioblitz

Posted on 28th January 2014 by WWT Welney

Reconnect with nature on World Wetlands Day Join us for a unique opportunity to help with wildlife surveys which will feed into the conservation work that WWT Welney Wetland Centre is so important for. World Wetlands Day [...]

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VIDEO: The swan migration has begun

Posted on 24th October 2013 by WWT Welney

Hundreds of swans have arrived at WWT Welney Wetland Centre to spend the winter months in the Fens. Numbers will increase to 6,000 whooper swans and 3,000 Bewick’s swans as well as tens of thousands of ducks. The [...]

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Wild swans get their first supper

Posted on 24th October 2013 by WWT Welney

The floodlit wild swan feeds will be inaugurated by Sir Peter Scott's daughter and local dignitaries Staff and visitors at WWT Welney Wetland Centre are gearing up to the most exciting time of year –  welcoming [...]

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WWT Welney starts winter with a swanfall

Posted on 21st October 2013 by WWT Welney

Hundreds of swans are blown in on winter winds After a promising forecast for swan migration over the weekend, WWT Welney Wetland Centre is now home to over 600 whooper swans and last Monday (14 October) saw the arrival [...]

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East Anglia is about to welcome a great wildlife spectacle

Posted on 8th October 2013 by WWT Welney

This year winter may start all of a sudden, with a deluge of swans.  As weather conditions turn, any day now we can expect to see swans arriving in the UK at wetlands such as WWT Welney Wetland Centre.  Bewick's …

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Rare bat recorded for first time at WWT Welney Wetland Centre

Posted on 4th September 2013 by WWT Welney

One of the UK's rarer bat species, the Barbastelle, has been detected at WWT Welney Wetland Centre thanks to a community science project in Norfolk. In the UK the Barbastelle is restricted to Southern and Central England [...]

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Not as wild as you might think

Posted on 30th August 2013 by WWT Welney

WWT Welney Wetland Centre makes the natural world more accessible than ever Finding a day out that accommodates all the family's needs doesn't have to be a nightmare -  what if we told you there was a way to combine &#[...]

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Rare wader chicks thrill visitors to WWT Welney Wetland Centre

Posted on 28th June 2013 by WWT Welney

These black-tailed godwit chicks are some of the rarest young birds in the country.  Hatched on the Ouse washes at WWT Welney Wetland Centre this spring, they are the only ones in the whole of Norfolk and among just a &#[...]

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Community project saves local shop history

Posted on 18th June 2013 by WWT Welney

See the exhibition for yourself at WWT Welney Wetland Centre A model and photographic archive of a Fenland ironmongery shop which had supplied the local community for over 100 years is spending the summer in the visitor [...]

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