On 29th February, the National Trust have a Leap for Nature day (as it's a leap year).
The idea is that as many of us as possible make a promise to help nature, whether we build a bug hotel in the garden or reduce our food packaging, whether we help clean up a beach or the countryside, or plant wildlife friendly flowers to encourage bees and butterflies. We could choose to watch what energy we're using extra carefully or
Nature has never needed help so badly, so please take a look at the National Trust's website and find out more about making a promise to nature.
I'm revamping my garden this year; it's not very big but I want to give it over to nature and wildlife. That's one of the things I want to do. I figure that the human race has taken over enough of nature's places for its own ends, so it's time to start giving it back to nature and wildlife where we can.
Gift Membership & Subscription News
How do you fancy a delightful Afternoon Tea Cruise along the River Thames on Willow Room?
Sail along the River Thames and enjoy the wonderful Berkshire countryside.
Tuck into a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries, sip tea, and just relax as you sail up the Thames and journey through the heart of Windsor.
Windsor is just about 20 miles from central London but it feels a world away! The world-famous Windsor Castle is here; it’s the longest occupied castle in Europe!
Or, if you prefer, you could enjoy Lunch, or Dinner or Sunday Lunch. Imagine just sitting back and enjoying the food and the view, and experience of making your way down the Thames….
The 14th to 21 February is National Nest Box Week – a chance to give our feathered friends a place to nest and rest.
The RSPB has a great offer on RSPB memberships – you can give someone special a gift membership and help nature as well!
RSPB Members can explore the RSPB’s beautiful reserves – there’s free parking and entry to over
170 sites, and a free gift!
You’ll receive Nature’s Home magazine four times a year – it’s got facts, features, news and stunning photos.
You can choose a free gift, too, when you take out membership:
Apex classic nest box (offer ends 31 March 2020)
This FSC ® certified timber nest box is suitable for a wide range of garden birds.
Handbook of British Birds
The bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds is the ideal reference for birdwatchers of all levels of interest and experience.
There are three different sorts of memberships with the RSPB
- Adult – for 1 to 2 adults, from £5 a month
- Family – for up to 2 adults and 5 children from £6 a momth
- Youth – for the under 18s – from £25 a year
Do you fancy Moët et Chandon Champagne, Nibbles and Chocolate Cocktails?
Well, Virgin Experience Days have an experience which combines all three! It's not a gift membership, but if you love champagne and chocolate and having a nibble as well, then take a look at it.
Moët et Chandon Champagne, Nibbles and Chocolate Cocktails for Two in the Rooftop Little Lodges at Madison, London (St Paul's)
Was £100.00, Now £80.00 - save yourself 20%
Arrive at the New Change building, and head up to the penthouse, stepping out of the lift into Madison. You'll be shown to your pre-booked chalet - hot water bottles, blankets and cushions will keep you warm and cosy!
Begin with a bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne, before taking your pick of Chalet selection box. Devour a chocolate delight cocktail each, as you enjoy the surrounds.
What this experience includes......
- Little Lodge Experience for two at Madison
- Bottle of Moët & Chandon on arrival
- One Chalet selection box, including:
Option 1: Buttermilk fried chicken, arancini, sautéed mini chorizo sausage
Option 2 (V): Smoked tomato hummus, arancini, truffle fries
- Two chocolate delight cocktails
- Hot water bottles, blankets and cushions to keep you cosy
Your voucher is valid on or before 29 February 2020 and you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date