Exploring, recording & conserving nature in Rutland


for WATER VOLE survey



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: Robert’s Field

Robert’s field – Saturday June 29th 2024 Robert’s Field is a 4-hectare limestone rich grassland which has been restored by Lincs Wildlife Trust back to its former glory. These meadows were a common sight in the countryside before the first world war, and since its...

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Water Vole Recovery Plan!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Funding from Natural England has been obtained to support water vole surveys in Leicester and Rutland. Helen O’Brien and the L&R mammal group have managed to obtain funding from NE to support surveys in Leics and Rutland. This is to support a...

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Outdoor Meeting: Merry’s Meadows

MERRY'S MEADOWS - Saturday 18th May 2024 It was a cool, overcast morning when 19 members and friends of the Society visited Merry’s Meadows on 18 May, but the sun appeared later to bring out the butterflies. Our visit was timed early in the year to catch the...

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