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We're Good to Go
12 Apr 2021

We're Good to Go

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to our wetland sites across the UK and have everything in place so you have the best day out. ...

How to have a greener festive season that will also help wetlands
01 Dec 2020

How to have a greener festive season that will also help wetlands

Make a more meaningful connection this festive season. We’ve put together some ideas to help you have a creative, fun and nature-filled Christmas while keeping down your water, carbon and plastic footprints...

Noticing nature: Eight practical exercises you can try to improve your mood
05 Nov 2020

Noticing nature: Eight practical exercises you can try to improve your mood

Mindfulness is a way to help yourself be more present, intentionally aware of everything going on around you. These short practices are to help you take a step back from your own thoughts and focus on the world around you in wetlands. ...

Wetlands throughout the seasons: autumn
12 Oct 2020

Wetlands throughout the seasons: autumn

From breath-taking scenery to epic wildlife migrations, autumn is when nature chooses to wow us with its beauty and power before slowing down for a period of rest and regeneration. So what can we expect from this colourful, dramatic season?...

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. ...

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. ...

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...

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?...

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...

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. ...

Nature activities to do with the kids in wetlands
30 Dec 2019

Nature activities 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! ...

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. ...

Autumn photography tips: how to capture that golden autumn light
23 Sep 2019

Autumn photography tips: how to capture that golden autumn light

Whether it's snapping those tricky starling murmurations or capturing great migrations, autumn in wetlands has a lot to offer photographers. Top wildlife photographer Chris Gomersall shares his essential tips to make the most of autumn. ...

Wildlife ID guide: what species lives in a pond?
12 Jun 2019

Wildlife ID guide: what species lives in a pond?

Did you know that ponds are havens for a huge range of aquatic invertebrates, amphibians and more? Find out more about how to identify the huge biodiversity of pond life when you next go pond dipping. ...