Exploring, recording & conserving nature in Rutland

The Rutland Natural History Society was founded in 1965.

It is a registered charity and membership organisation with these objectives:

To further the cause of Natural History;

To study, record and help preserve Rutland’s wildlife, in particular;

To meet and exchange information with other bodies, and to encourage all ages to take an interest in wildlife and its conservation.

RNHS Members are a group of people with a shared interest in the wildlife of our county and beyond.  There are currently around 200 members.  Recording wildlife has always been a key part of the Society’s activities as well as holding field trips throughout the year and stimulating talks in the winter months.

Everyone is welcome whether you are a beginner wishing to deepen your understanding of the natural world or an expert who can contribute to our recording community.  

Latest News

At RNHS, we regularly publish news & reports of our monthly meetings. Here are the last 4 reports

Outdoor Meeting: Launde Park Wood

LAUNDE PARK WOOD (Saturday 27.04.24) A very cool and grey April morning, (7 degrees) and 11 x members, some longstanding, some quite new to RNHS, one guest, and leader Sarah Bedford Senior Reserves Officer, met at the gate to Launde Park Wood. Sarah introduced us to...

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Outdoor Meeting: Birding walk at Fort Henry

A walk at Fort Henry Ponds Exton with RNHS bird recorder Terry Mitcham. A magical gothic folly sitting beside a large lake, lies at the heart of Exton Park. Six stalwarts assembled at 9.30am on a cold, sunny morning by Fort Henry top lake where Tufted Duck, Gadwall,...

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Indoor Meeting: Annual General Meeting plus talk

President Philip Rudkin opened the 59th AGM, of the Rutland Natural History Society. The Agenda commenced: Apologies were received, followed by the minutes of the 2023 AGM. Matters arising from the minutes were discussed. Membership secretary, Tricia Marston gave her...

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Message from the acting Treasurer

Thank you to all who have renewed your subscription for 2024. If you are still to renew please note the old account is now closed so you must use the new account details as per the "How to join" page on the website.

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