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: Walk for birders

Outdoor Meeting: Walk for birders

Little Bytham Walk Six people met our leader for the day, Jackie Murry, at Little Bytham Village Hall on a cold and very blustery Thursday morning. The weather wasn’t ideal for a walk around farm fields in search of farmland birds, nonetheless, everyone was cheerful...

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Outdoor Meeting: Eyebrook Reservoir

Eyebrook Visit Report “It was fantastic to meet up with another 18 members of the Society for a walk along the road from Stoke Dry car park to the feeding station at the bridge at Eyebrook Reservoir. The weather forecast had been a little downbeat all week but when we...

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Help with Fieldfare needed

The following is a request from our Fieldfare Editor, Carolyn. Can you help? “Carolyn Baxter – Fieldfare Editor is appealing for help with the future production of Fieldfare.  Is there anyone out there who is familiar with the...

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