During the Osprey Season, our brilliant Osprey Education Team will usually visit local schools as well as hosting school visits to the Rutland Osprey Project at Lyndon.
Each school elects one or two keen students to become Osprey Ambassadors, who represent not only their school, but the Osprey Project as well. They are responsible for helping their school stay up to date with the latest Osprey news throughout the season.
Each month, there is normally a monthly meet-up in the Waderscrape Hide, where the Osprey Ambassadors have the chance to chat with the Osprey Team, watch the Ospreys, get stuck in to lots of activities and, perhaps more importantly, enjoy some delicious cake!
One of our amazing Osprey Ambassadors, Harriet (11), has written this fantastic piece, sharing with us what she has been getting up to, to help her stay connected to nature during the lockdown. Enjoy...
After 7 weeks of lockdown, it’s still possible to fulfil my job as an Osprey Ambassador by doing things in nature and spending as much time as possible outdoors (following lockdown rules) even if I can’t go to the meetings anymore.
Nearly every day, me and my parents have been taking a walk round the playing field near our house and on these walks we have been lucky enough to see rabbits, thrushes (morning regulars), crows (more morning regulars), lots and lots of wood pigeons, blackbirds, pied wagtails and robins. My favourite thing about these walks is that we hardly see anyone else and we see different wildlife to what we would normally see in our garden and in the rest of town and that I can get out of the house and garden and have a bit of a change of scene. Another thing that is good about these walks is that I also get a bit of exercise.