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A spotlight on wetland wildlife - August 2020
02 Sep 2020

A spotlight on wetland wildlife - August 2020

We take you on another tour of our sites to see what the wildlife has been up to during August. Now is the time for the last broods of birds to be fledging, for our summer visitors to start thinking about heading south and for new arrivals to appear. I...

The wetlands protecting Cambodia in times of crisis
28 Aug 2020

The wetlands protecting Cambodia in times of crisis

We’ve always known wetlands play an important role in many countries in the world, providing food, water and income for the most vulnerable. This was thrown into stark reality for many Cambodian locals during the COVID-19 outbreak. ...

How wetlands can help us look after our water
20 Aug 2020

How wetlands can help us look after our water

The water situation in the UK is precarious, yet a clean and reliable water supply is vital for many businesses. Water companies, the drinks industry, agriculture, horticulture and energy companies are just some that spring to mind. Over-abstraction, wher...

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...