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Wetland destinations for your summer staycation
11 Aug 2020

Wetland destinations for your summer staycation

If, like us, the long summer days have you longing for a view that stretches to the horizon, the cooling ripple of water or to see your kids running through a wildflower meadow, we’re here to help you plan your visit. ...

Your window on wetland wildlife - July 2020
07 Aug 2020

Your window on wetland wildlife - July 2020

Welcome to another roundup of all the latest action on WWT reserves in July. ...

Summer photography tips: how to make the most of the sunshine
03 Aug 2020

Summer photography tips: how to make the most of the sunshine

With all this daylight and warm weather, summer is a great time to be outside taking photos. To help you make the most of your summer photo sessions, we asked WWT staff and photographers for their top tips...

How wetlands can help us and wildlife in hot weather
23 Jul 2020

How wetlands can help us and wildlife in hot weather

Every time a heatwave hits, our wetlands become inundated with people and wildlife. Find out more about how wetlands help wildlife deal with extreme hot weather, and how we look after them on our reserves. ...

 Flying the nest: how we help birds fledge
21 Jul 2020

Flying the nest: how we help birds fledge

When young birds have developed their flight muscles and adult flight feathers, they start to leave their parents and the nest; this is known as ‘fledging’. There are a number of ways we can help young, vulnerable birds to fledge...

Vote to ban lead ammunition shot down again as dirty tricks prevail
15 Jul 2020

Vote to ban lead ammunition shot down again as dirty tricks prevail

Lead ban on hold yet again as last minute objection derails plans...

Your window on wetland wildlife - June 2020
12 Jul 2020

Your window on wetland wildlife - June 2020

Welcome to another round up of all the action we’ve enjoyed seeing across WWT reserves, throughout the month of June...

The hare-raising antics of the brown hare
08 Jul 2020

The hare-raising antics of the brown hare

Seeing a hare is a very special sight, and one of the star attractions at WWT Welney. They are full of personality and not a little bit fiery! Learn more about their fascinating behaviour and lives. ...

Why are so many wetland species at risk?
03 Jul 2020

Why are so many wetland species at risk?

When Greta Thunberg says that: ‘Our house is on fire’, it’s a stark warning that we’re in danger of effectively ‘burning the library of life’ – biodiversity. The situation is dire, but there is still hope we can turn it around. ...

Summer wetland wildflowers: a quick guide
01 Jul 2020

Summer wetland wildflowers: a quick guide

If you visit a WWT reserve in the spring or summer, you’ll see a huge range of wildflowers blooming. Here is a quick guide to some common (and more uncommon) wetland wildflowers you might see...

The Keepers' Diaries: Our marvellous mammals
26 Jun 2020

The Keepers' Diaries: Our marvellous mammals

Today we will share what some of our most beloved mammals were up to while our doors were closed, in our second and final captive collection keeper diary entry, from Rosie Griffin, Living Collections Supervisor (Mammals), WWT Slimbridge. Hello! My job ...

The Keepers' Diaries: Goose on the loose
16 Jun 2020

The Keepers' Diaries: Goose on the loose

While we were under lockdown and closed to visitors, we noticed some slightly changed behaviour among our animals, especially among the geese! Some behaviours were more intriguing than others and remarkable enough that we thought you might enjoy reading...

What is biodiversity and why do we need it?
13 Jun 2020

What is biodiversity and why do we need it?

Biodiversity is a measure of how many different forms of life live in an ecosystem - the diversity within species, between species and within ecosystems. Every species of animal and plant depends on the services provided by other species to survive...

When do mallard ducklings appear?
11 Jun 2020

When do mallard ducklings appear?

In spring and summer, ducklings abound on rivers and ponds around the UK. Mallards are caring mums, but their task isn’t easy...

Macro wildlife photography tips you can try anywhere
10 Jun 2020

Macro wildlife photography tips you can try anywhere

For many of us, capturing wildlife on camera is one of the ways we explore our love of nature. If you're restricted to your local area, why not think small and try macro photography using a DSLR or smartphone with our handy tips?...