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Arundel team advises Argentinian wildlife conservation effort

Arundel team advises Argentinian wildlife conservation effort

Sam McKinlay, the Head Keeper at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, manages the most successful breeding colony of Black-necked Grebes in any zoological collection in the world. Gabriela Gabarain, Patagonia Program’s Veterinarian at Aves Argentinas organisa

27 August 2023

Willow weaving highlighted during Arundel Arts Festival, Aug 18-25

Willow weaving highlighted during Arundel Arts Festival, Aug 18-25

Artwork with willow is the focus at Arundel Wetland Centre during the Arundel Arts Festival this Aug 18-25. During the festival visitors are encouraged to explore the Reedbed Willow Sphere installation, woven by local environmental artist Mark Antony H

18 August 2023

Highland cattle help nature the old fashioned way

Highland cattle help nature the old fashioned way

Highland cattle are being used to trim the vegetation on the nesting grounds of lapwing in a traditional way at Arundel Wetland Centre this summer. Four highland heifers will graze the “wet grassland”, knocking back the vegetation more sustainabl

12 August 2023

What'a hatching behind the scenes

What'a hatching behind the scenes

Head Keeper Sam McKinlay and the Collection Team of Keepers care for the birds in the collection at Arundel Wetland Centre with specialist skills. Fish, heart, meal worms, sea pellet and special feeds make up the diets of these wetland birds from arou

5 July 2023

Discover a Wild Summer at Arundel

Discover a Wild Summer at Arundel

A pallette of wetland wildflowers, dramatic dragonflies and swarms of sand martins are some of the highlights you can experience at Arundel Wetland Centre this summer. Kingfisher battle royale Things got really wild when visitor Alec Pelling took thes

1 July 2023

Awards for WWT Arundel

Awards for WWT Arundel

Arundel Wetland Centre won 2 Gold Awards at the recent British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums (BIAZA) awards held in June. The first was a Gold award in the Education category. This was shared among the WWT centres that run "Generation Wild", th

24 June 2023

Wetlands access for all

Wetlands access for all

All our Wetland Centres exist to fulfil founder Peter Scott’s vision of connecting people with nature, so we make it a principle that our wetlands and wildlife are accessible to everyone. Access to wildlife and wild experiences, from exploring inside t

24 June 2023

Male kingfishers fight over territory

Male kingfishers fight over territory

A territorial dispute between two male kingfishers was captured by visitor Alec Pelling at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre on Sun 18 June. The two male kingfishers were fighting near the kingfisher nesting bank at Arundel Wetland Centre on Sun 18 June. Kingfi

22 June 2023

Mad as a hornet!

Mad as a hornet!

We spotted this European hornet furiously struggling to get out of this web and clear of this (brave) spider. The drama took place outside the windows of the Castle Meeting Room on the second floor of WWT Arundel Wetland Centre. The hornet eventually bro

18 June 2023

Mallard & Tufted duck co-parent ducklings

Mallard & Tufted duck co-parent ducklings

A female mallard duck has “adopted” a clutch of tufted ducklings and is helping their tufted duck mother raise them on Pelican Cove at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre. Ten days ago the two wild ducks hatched clutches of eggs on the same day, on the sam

7 June 2023

Changing places toilet opens Sat 27 May

Changing places toilet opens Sat 27 May

Our new Changing Places Toilet (CPT) has opened in time for the half term holidays. A Changing Places Toilets is larger than standard accessible toilets with extra features and more space. They are generally designed for assisted use, for example with a

27 May 2023

Quentin Blake art draws people to WWT Arundel

Quentin Blake art draws people to WWT Arundel

A trail highlighting the best of the wetland nature opened at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre on 18 May as part of a year-long partnership between renowned illustrator Sir Quentin Blake and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. The Drawn to Water spring/summer trail

24 May 2023

Half term nature activities for families

Half term nature activities for families

Summer starts warm days of buzzing wetlands, full of hatching wildlife, leave loads for families to explore! Here are some suggestions to get the most from your family day out at Arundel Wetland Centre this summer half term (May 27-June 4) . Drawn t

16 May 2023

Watching our Wild Side

Watching our Wild Side

Many types of wetland wildlife are raising their young on the safety of our wetland reserve. Our team manages the ponds, wet meadows island and scrapes specifically for certain species, others appear as spring surprises. Here are this season's highlights.

14 May 2023

Newbies and nesters in our collection

Newbies and nesters in our collection

Now that breeding season is well underway this June, 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.

14 May 2023