Save The Bees: Pollinator Wildflower Seeds From The Grass People #AD

Bees are the magnificent powerhouses of nature; busy little workers, dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of the natural world. These friends of the earth buzz devotedly between flowers in the tireless pursuit of nectar and pollen. Not without purpose though; the truth is, many plants, trees, crops, and flowers would cease to be without … Read more

Hedgehogs, Insects, Identification and Jumping in Puddles! (A-Z of 30 Days Wild)

H is for… Hedgehogs! We were so excited the one and only time we have ever spotted a hedgehog in our garden! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Katie Desborough (@katie_desborough) I is for… Insects. We really enjoy studying insects, observing them and finding out more about them. We have completed many … Read more

Birds and Bees… and Click Beetles! (A-Z of 30 Days Wild)

B is for…. Birds and bees! We have both loved bird watching and listening to bird sounds as part of 30 Days Wild; this is an annual favourite for me personally! It is amazing when you stay so still and silent, and just really tune into just the birds, how many different ones you will … Read more

Stay Wild: Ladybirds

During a nature walk, Squiggle and I were lucky enough to a spot lavae, pupa and adult ladybirds, including a mating pair, all on the same plant. Such a wonderful real life demonstration of the lifecycle of a ladybird! We studied them closely for quite sometime, fascinated by our exciting discovery. Squiggle was interested to … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 22: Bug Hunt and Litter Picking

We enjoyed spotting various insects today. We observed a bee collecting pollen, laughed at the challenge of taking photographs of hoverflies, watched a beetle hiding under a leaf, held a ladybird and a fly that landed on Squiggle’s leg, saw other insects too, and studied some mite eggs on a leaf. We also appreciated the … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 21: Urban Nature

Squiggle captured the following photos on our walk home from music class. It is actually very urban surroundings; concrete pavements alongside busy roads, walking past nothing but houses, shops and company buildings. I really love that she seeks out and spots the hidden nature regardless… Our garden has been left to grow freely all this … Read more

30 Days Wild- Day 20: Creatures Great and Small

Today marks the start of National Insect Week here in the UK. For more information on events, activities and competitions see www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk This seems a good time to mention our ongoing campaign to save Butterfly World Project. This was a local conservation project that sadly announced its permanent closure last December and therefore did not … Read more

30 Days Wild- Day 7: Damsel in Distress

Whilst playing outside in the garden this morning, Squiggle spotted a damselfly struggling in her paddling pool. She put her finger out to help and it quickly clambered on. Its wings were soaked and all scrunched up but she set it down in a patch of long grass, hoping they would soon dry out and … Read more