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

2022 Calendars

The 2022 calendar will shortly be produced. These always make good Christmas presents, or are just nice to have at home. As last year, we are asking members to pre-order the calendar, and these will be hand delivered or posted to distant members, or if we do hold...

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Rutland Natural History Society – Treasurer Wanted

After 8 years service, Margaret has decided to step down as Treasurer and Membership Officer at the next AGM. Tricia Marston has kindly agreed to take over as Membership Officer, so we are just looking for a new treasurer. The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining...

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Water Quality Monitoring Surveys

Below is a message recently sent by Tim Sexton whose personal details are at the end of the message.
If after reading the message you are interested can you contact him direct.

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