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


We are sorry to report that no one has come forward yet to take on the role as Society Treasurer this means that this office is currently being shared by other members of the Society It is vital we have people in place to to fulfil the various roles to ensure a smooth...

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Outdoor Meeting: Ketton Quarry

Just a quick reflection on the excellent turn out and enjoyment of the KQ meeting last Sat 6 Aug 2022.  About 3 new members appeared (joining approx 17 regulars).  They must have heard that Dave Needham was leading it.!!    Dave imparted his knowledge on Butterflies...

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