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Which wetland birds migrate to the UK in spring?
03 May 2020

Which wetland birds migrate to the UK in spring?

Have you ever noticed how many different birds there are in spring? Every year a huge biodiversity of bird life migrates to the UK's wetlands, from water-loving raptors like the osprey to the bird with the longest migration in the world. ...

Your window on wetland wildlife - April 2020
02 May 2020

Your window on wetland wildlife - April 2020

Since lockdown began we’ve been working hard to bring nature to you. Our social media channels have been full of the hum and buzz of spring on our reserves. It’s a great way for you at home to feel connected to the wetland nature we're missing. ...

Identifying common bird calls at home
30 Apr 2020

Identifying common bird calls at home

Get to know common birdsong this International Dawn Chorus Day...

UK crane population reaches its highest level for over 400 years
22 Apr 2020

UK crane population reaches its highest level for over 400 years

Crane numbers are a 400-year high thanks to to a conservation partership between charities. ...

Wildlife on Lockdown: keeping WWT nature reserves going
15 Apr 2020

Wildlife on Lockdown: keeping WWT nature reserves going

Even though business as usual has ground to a halt, spring wildlife across our sites is in full swing. Emma Hutchins, our Head of Reserves, shares the challenges of continuing under lockdown conditions...

From egg to chick: how we hatch eggs for our conservation breeding programmes
08 Apr 2020

From egg to chick: how we hatch eggs for our conservation breeding programmes

Despite the current conditions, we still need to look after our endangered birds. Our aviculturists are experts at turning an egg into a fluffy new chick or duck, and they've shared their knowledge of how they hatch eggs for our breeding programmes. ...

Build it and they will come - just add water!
08 Apr 2020

Build it and they will come - just add water!

A WWT supporter, John, has created a suburban wildlife oasis within his own garden in Gloucestershire. Discover the wonderful features and creatures within the garden, and find inspiration to create your own - by just adding water!...

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. ...

Endangered wetland species that still need our help
12 Mar 2020

Endangered wetland species that still need our help

We’re passionate about protecting the wetlands habitats of some the most endangered species on the planet. Discover which species they are and why they seriously need our help...

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. ...

Protecting biodiversity at WWT Steart Marshes
02 Feb 2020

Protecting biodiversity at WWT Steart Marshes

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...