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

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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Indoor Meeting: Green is the new Black

“Green is the new Black”. A talk by Tim Sexton, Species and Recording officer for LRWT. The former Rufford colliery near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, closed in 1993 after eight decades. Hear how it has been transformed into the County’s biggest heathland recreation...

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