Waterlife magazine

Keep in the loop with our quarterly magazine. Find out more about your favourite wetland animals, discover the innovative ways WWT is working to protect vital wetland habitats and stay up to date with all the exciting events going on at our centres.

Each issue of the magazine includes:

  • Our latest news and stories
  • In-depth features on wetland wildlife conservation and wetlands creation, restoration and protection
  • Wildlife spotter guides
  • A Kids Zone to inspire the next generation of nature lovers
  • Down Your Way event listings showing what is happening at your local centre

Waterlife magazine is free for members of WWT. Find out more about other benefits you could enjoy with WWT membership.

Our magazine is printed on FSC accredited paper from responsible sources and can be recycled. It is also delivered in a potato-starch compostable wrap.

Advertising: currently advertising is necessary to help cover the cost of producing the magazine, so more money can go towards our conservation work. We take care to continually review the advertisements Waterlife carries.

What's in the latest issue

As we say goodbye to our summer visitors and hello to our winter arrivals it’s always a joy to see the return of Bewick’s and whooper swans we’ve known since cygnets, along with all the ducks, geese and waders that create such a breathtaking winter spectacle at our centres. But not every individual makes it back. Many of our waterbirds undertake perilous journeys from their Arctic breeding grounds thousands of miles away to our wetlands. So with your support, we’re working to protect a vital migration path known as the Northwest European flyway, through international collaboration and coordinated efforts. Find out more about our migrants and their extraordinary journeys on pages 34 and 20.

This winter, it’s not just about the drama of our swan feeds. Our centres’ feeders are among the best places to observe fascinating bird behaviour, glimpse rare species and witness life and death struggles. Discover our feeding station spectacular on page 28. And read all about our new Scott House Museum (see page 23) where you can see the place where history was made and all the treasures that mark Sir Peter Scott’s remarkable achievements.

Autumn issue: October - December 2019