Arundel News

Clubtail dragonfly appears back at Arundel

Clubtail dragonfly appears back at Arundel

A club-tailed dragonfly was rescued from the water by Wetland Boat Safari guide Joel Coram at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre on Sun 2 June. This species is classified as ‘nationally notable’ as it only breeds on five UK rivers, Arun, Thames, Wey, Dee and

3 June 2024

Wardens wild walks

Wardens wild walks

As summer begins breeding season is still underway for many wild birds, but finishing for others. Here is a look at what our wardens are seeing on their walk arounds each day. Fledging Sand Martins The sand martins began returning in early April and a

30 May 2024

Warden wildlife surveys

Warden wildlife surveys

Our Reserve Wardens monitor the wetlands for wildlife all year around. For us to manage the wetland wildlife population effectively, we need to know what birds, insects and animals occur onsite, how many there are of each species; where they are found an

14 May 2024

New Incubation & Rearing room to open soon

New Incubation & Rearing room to open soon

Arundel Wetland Centre is home to a collection of ducks and geese that tell the story of wetlands around the world. Caring for these birds has our keepers busy year 'round but especially in springtime when nesting begins. The eggs of endangered and thr

8 May 2024

Gull watching guide

Gull watching guide

What is a seagull? Gulls are familiar to us, almost too familiar - so that many dismiss all gulls as “seagulls” not realizing the huge variety of species and sizes of gulls. Gulls are commonly seen on wetlands, and in urban areas, especially along our

4 May 2024

Super 6 for families this May

Super 6 for families this May

There is so much wonderful wildlife to see and activities to try during a family visit to Arundel Wetland Centre in May! With families of goslings, ducklings and chicks dotted about flowers in bloom and butterflies on the wing, there's lots to see, hear a

1 May 2024

Breeding season for the WWT Arundel collection

Breeding season for the WWT Arundel collection

The breeding season is underway! Head Keeper Sam McKinlay and the Collection Team of Keepers are busy keeping a watchful eye on the birds in our WWT collection of threatened and endangered birds they care for at Arundel Wetland Centre. New Incubation a

16 April 2024

Nesting wildlife update this Spring

Nesting wildlife update this Spring

The joys of spring are well underway. Birds are singing, nest building and in some cases already hatching young. Treat your senses to wildflowers blooming, insects buzzing and birdsong in the air as wildlife awakens throughout the wetlands. Bring your

16 April 2024

Sand martins return to their colony at WWT Arundel

Sand martins return to their colony at WWT Arundel

Sand martins were spotted at the nesting banks at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre on March 27. The birds have been returning each spring since 2017 to raise their young in the unique nesting banks built into the wildlife hide. Every spring, swirls of sand ma

4 April 2024

Young carers enjoy a day out at WWT Arundel

Young carers enjoy a day out at WWT Arundel

Young carers were thanked for their tireless work of looking after loved ones with a free visit to the WWT Arundel Wetland Centre on Sat 24 February.The visit by a group of nine young people from West Sussex Young Carers Family Service was made possible t

24 March 2024

Top 5 for Families this Spring

Top 5 for Families this Spring

Spring is a great time to get the family together and enjoy being out and about in nature. There are so many wonderful things to see and places to explore at Arundel Wetland Centre this season! With migrating birds calling, flora blossoming and many

17 March 2024

New project and work this breeding season

New project and work this breeding season

There is always stunning wildlife to see at Arundel Wetland Centre but our site is also home to a collection of non-native ducks and geese that tell the story of wetlands around the world. Caring for these birds has our keepers busy year 'round but especi

15 March 2024

Wetland wildlife to watch in early spring

Wetland wildlife to watch in early spring

Its the spring equinox on 20 March but spring behaviours began earlier with the weather setting the timetable: warmer days bring things forward while cooler temperatures slow them down. By the time March goes out like a lamb, spring will definitely be

14 March 2024

Words for Wetlands event program launches on World Book Day

Words for Wetlands event program launches on World Book Day

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre is launching its 2024 events theme of “Words for Wetlands” on World Book Day - Thursday 7 March. On World Book Day young visitors to Arundel Wetland Centre are encouraged to bring their grown up to our “Book Nook” in

4 March 2024

Toad Patrol!

Toad Patrol!

Prowling Mill Road at night, protecting the small and vulnerable - its Arundel Wetland Centre's Toad Patrol!Milder, damp weather from late January to early March signals to common toads that it's migration time in Sussex. Sadly, this can put them in dang

31 January 2024