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Christmas shopping ideas from the Trust

Struggling to think of Christmas presents for nature-loving friends and family? We could have the answer!

Why not escape the crowds and visit our shop within the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre at Rutland Water Nature Reserve (LE15 8BT) for some Christmas present inspiration?
Entry to the Centre is free and there is a wide range of bird food and feeders, gifts and calendars to choose from. 

There is a special LRWT member’s discount during December with 10% off bird food, birdfeeders, calendars, greetings cards, books and carved wooden birds. Please bring a current membership card to claim your discount

Ozzie’s Return and Ozzie Leads the Way are two new children’s books, written by Ken Davies from theRutland Osprey Project's education team and would make ideal Christmas gifts to introduce children to the Rutland ospreys.

The books are available from the Trust shop in the Centre and at Walkers, High Street, Oakham.

You could help your nature-loving friends and family look forward to the long, warm days of spring and summer with a Christmas gift of a Rutland Water Osprey Cruise Voucher!

Osprey Cruises take place weekly on board the Rutland Belle, on Saturdays from the end of May to the end of August, and Wednesday cruises begin in July. There are 18 cruises altogether throughout the 2017 season; 15 are afternoon cruises and three take place at dawn. Dawn cruises end with a cooked breakfast.

The population of ospreys in Rutland is at an all-time high, at seven breeding pairs and half a dozen unattached individuals. Therefore there is an excellent chance of getting amazing views of these magnificent fish eating hawks. In addition to osprey sightings, the cruises are a great way of seeing Rutland Water from an entirely different perspective, and learning about the reservoir, its wildlife and history.

Cruise vouchers can be purchased now for any cruise taking place in 2017. They are not date specific, and can be used to book onto a cruise of choice. They can be made out in someone’s name and make a brilliant gift!

Click here for further details or email Kayleigh on [email protected] but hurry – the last posting date for Christmas is literally days away!

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