Welney news

Endangered beetle and visitors set to benefit from habitat creation at WWT Welney

Endangered beetle and visitors set to benefit from habitat creation at WWT Welney

Tansy beetles have been present at WWT Welney for the last four years, this autumn we have started habitat creation at the end of the summer walk to hopefully benfit these incredible insects, and our wonderful visitors.

Artist Gill McCoy features in the gallery this September & October

Artist Gill McCoy features in the gallery this September & October

Our gallery is home to the work of Gill McCoy this September and October, enjoy her work this winter whilst you are in the visitor centre and find the perfect picture to take home.

Discover wetland wildlife with every step

Discover wetland wildlife with every step

Wetlands are bursting with life in spring, even when delayed. Here are a few of the things to look out for now and in the coming weeks.

Spring wildlife update – wetland highs and lows

Spring wildlife update – wetland highs and lows

Breeding season is always a tense time, months of hard work getting the habitat just right, but what will the rewards be this year? Here is a roundup of the season so far.

Hides re-open to enhance wildlife viewing

Hides re-open to enhance wildlife viewing

From 17 May, all hides, except Reedbed hide will re-open alongside the re-introduction of indoor seating at the Wigeon Café, for a fuller wetland experience.

Spring update – Wetland Welcome

Spring update – Wetland Welcome

Now that our doors are open, visitors and volunteers have started to return. Here is a roundup of our highlights this April for people and wildlife.

Photographer Chris Prince features in the gallery this May and June

Photographer Chris Prince features in the gallery this May and June

Our gallery is home to the work of Chris Prince, enjoy his work this spring whilst you are in the visitor centre and find the perfect picture to take home...

Where to see wildlife

Where to see wildlife

Some hints and tips to help you make the most of your visit, the wildlife and team are ready to welcome you back!

Artist Ben Green features in the gallery this April

Artist Ben Green features in the gallery this April

Our gallery is home to the work of Ben Green, enjoy his work this sping whilst you are in the visitor centre and find the perfect picture to take home.

Spring update – wetland management and preparing to re-open

Spring update – wetland management and preparing to re-open

As we continue to prepare for re-opening enjoy this update of how work is progressing at Welney this spring.

Spring wetland management

Spring wetland management

Each spring the final preparations across our wetland habitat can take place ahead of breeding season. But the flooding on the Ouse Washes adds extra tasks for the team and mean this part will be unavailable to birds for a little while longer.

Winter update from WWT Welney

Winter update from WWT Welney

Although our wetland centre is closed for now, work still continues across the reserve by a small team of staff and volunteers. Here are a few of things that keep us active physically and mentally, as well as the rewards that the reserve gives back.

Flooding on the Ouse Washes

Flooding on the Ouse Washes

The Ouse Washes are the engineered floodplains of the River Great Ouse. Created over 400 years ago, they have facilitated the drainage of much of the Fens, but we now need to add natural flood management back if we are to survive a changing climate.

Reserve update - bringing wetland wildlife to you

Reserve update - bringing wetland wildlife to you

Whilst the centre and reserve are temporarily closed we will bring you updates of how winter is progressing at Welney as well as the conservation work continuing behind the scenes as we prepare for spring.

Reserve update - bringing wetland wildlife to you

Reserve update - bringing wetland wildlife to you

Whilst the centre and reserve are temporarily closed we will bring you updates of how winter is progressing at Welney as well as the conservation work continuing behind the scenes as we prepare for spring.