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UK wetlands throughout the seasons: spring
25 Mar 2020

UK wetlands throughout the seasons: spring

Spring arrives with less of a bang, and more of a gradual unfolding of life. From catkins to kingfishers to migratory birds, here's a quick guide as to what you can find in wetlands in spring. ...

Ten wetland species that still need our help
12 Mar 2020

Ten wetland species that still need our help

Which wetland species need our help the most? And what can we do to save them?...

The alternative dawn chorus:  Ten quirky wetland bird calls to listen out for
12 Mar 2020

The alternative dawn chorus: Ten quirky wetland bird calls to listen out for

Ten wonderfully quirky bird calls to listen out for around the UK's wetlands this spring time...

Dr Julia Newth talks Greta, why science needs women and why young women need passion and a strong belief to succeed
06 Mar 2020

Dr Julia Newth talks Greta, why science needs women and why young women need passion and a strong belief to succeed

There are three main things I think a young woman needs to flourish and succeed in a science career: confidence, resilience and a passionate belief in something. And you don't need to be good at science to contribute and make a difference. ...

If we want to bring back farmland birds, restore a farmland pond, new research shows
04 Mar 2020

If we want to bring back farmland birds, restore a farmland pond, new research shows

Researchers have shown that restored farmland ponds contained twice as many bird species and almost three times as many birds, compared to neighbouring unmanaged and overgrown ponds. ...

'I would love more people to see the amazing world below the surface of wetlands' - My Wild Life with Dr Hannah Robson
11 Feb 2020

'I would love more people to see the amazing world below the surface of wetlands' - My Wild Life with Dr Hannah Robson

Dr Hannah Robson, WWT's Wetland Science Manager, talks catching ducks in your pants, why she loves invertebrates and studying poo in the name of scientific research. ...

'I want to make wetlands healthier for people and wildlife' - My Wild Life with Dr Ruth Cromie
04 Feb 2020

'I want to make wetlands healthier for people and wildlife' - My Wild Life with Dr Ruth Cromie

Dr Ruth Cromie shares with Waterlife how she finds hope, good health and inspiration in nature and young people, and how WWT is creating ‘nearby nature’ by putting wetlands into the landscape. ...

World Wetlands Day: Protecting  biodiversity
02 Feb 2020

World Wetlands Day: Protecting biodiversity

Life thrives in wetlands and by creating and managing habitats, we can improve an area's biodiversity. One of our shining examples of how we can do this on a grand scale is the Steart Marshes, a huge salt marsh reserve created in 2014...

Why don’t birds get frozen feet?  And other amazing avian adaptations
28 Jan 2020

Why don’t birds get frozen feet? And other amazing avian adaptations

When you see waterbirds standing around in cold water, or wandering across the ice, you might wonder why they don’t get frostbite in their feet. So how do ducks, geese and swans cope with the cold weather in the winter? ...

Photography competition 2019 - the winners
09 Jan 2020

Photography competition 2019 - the winners

The winner, runner ups and commended photos from the 2019 Waterlife photography competition...

How birdwatching helped me through a cancer diagnosis: An interview with Waltraud Englefield
30 Dec 2019

How birdwatching helped me through a cancer diagnosis: An interview with Waltraud Englefield

We caught up with Waltraud Englefield, birdwatcher, nature lover and cancer survivor, to find out more about how immersing herself in nature helped her to deal with her news and improved her health and wellbeing. ...

Winter photography tips: taking pictures when things get icy
30 Dec 2019

Winter photography tips: taking pictures when things get icy

Advice from a wildlife photographer on how to make the most of the scarce but great quality winter light, what wildlife are about, and photography techniques that enhance a winter scene. ...

10 things to do with the kids in wetlands
30 Dec 2019

10 things to do with the kids in wetlands

Want to sell the idea of a family walk to the kids? Here are our 10 tips to whip up some enthusiasm! ...

Why children are spending less time outside - and what we can do about it
27 Dec 2019

Why children are spending less time outside - and what we can do about it

According to a 2016 survey, 75% of children in the UK are getting less time outside than prison inmates. WWT's learning manager Mark Stead looks at why this is, and how we can get our children outside...

Bird watching for beginners: advice for a first-time birder
20 Dec 2019

Bird watching for beginners: advice for a first-time birder

To help you get the most out of your first bird watching experience, we asked Sam Walker, who recently got into birding, what advice he has for newbies. ...