Wildlife presenter Nick Baker swooped into Rutland Water Nature Reserve on Saturday 21st September, to meet our young Osprey Ambassadors and open the new TEAL hide at Lyndon. The Teaching, Education and Learning hide, as it is now known, is to serve as an outdoor classroom - introducing future generations to the wonders of natural history.
The hide was the result of a generous donation from Peter Cox, on behalf of his father, Dennis, and the hard work of the staff and volunteers of the Reserve’s Hide Building Team.
“Dennis was an avid bird watcher and member of the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust. He enjoyed regular weekly visits to the reserve up until he was no longer able to drive. I am certain that he would be proud to see what has been created here to help encourage the next generation.”
The Osprey Education Team had organised an afternoon of bird-themed activities, while Zeiss kindly sponsored top-notch binoculars for everyone. Bunting, cake, and crisps were the order of the day, thanks to the culinary skills of Liz Elsden, and artistic touches from Libby Smith.