An eventful month

July is a busy month, packed full of things to do at the Rutland Water Nature Reserve! Here is a reminder of the events we have coming up next month.

Naturally the coming weeks are full of our very popular osprey and wildlife cruises on the Rutland Belle. From early July we begin running cruises on Wednesdays as well as Saturdays, so there are plenty of opportunities to join us on the reservoir. We do both afternoon cruises and dawn ones that take advantage of the early morning peace and quiet. The dawn cruises also include breakfast! There are seven dates in July that have availability – click here to see them all.

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On Saturday 16th July, from 5-8pm, photography expert and tutor Pete Murray is leading a photography walk at the Lyndon Reserve. Join him for this great opportunity to make the most of the long summer evenings and the beautiful wild flower meadows. After a brief introduction in the Lyndon Visitors centre, the guided walk will take you through the wildflower meadows, and the woodland areas bordering the shoreline, including one or more of the hides. Click here for more information.


At the end of the month, on Saturday 30th July, Volunteer Coordinator and butterfly enthusiast Sarah Proud is leading a guided butterfly walk at the Lyndon Reserve. The walk will be a great start for beginners who want to be able to identify the different species of butterfly we get in the U.K., while learning more about their behaviour and habitat. The walk will last two hours, from 10 til 12. Click here for more information.

Common Blue, photo by Sarah Proud

Common Blue, photo by Sarah Proud