30 Days Wild – Day 27: Identification Challenge

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I found identifying wildflowers and other flora really challenging, much more difficult than I thought it would be! Thanks to members of the 30 Days Wild group and some other friends who helped me and shared their knowledge. 1. Bluebell seed heads- When the flowers die, green … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 26: A Different Kind of ‘Wild’

Squiggle enjoyed this ‘wild’ crocodile bouncy castle slide at Larks in the Parks today… She also took this photo earlier on today because she loves that the thistle now nearly reaches the top of our 5ft fence! (Hopefully our neighbours share her enthusiasm!!!) She was also very excited to see that a radish is starting … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 25: Night Watch

I spent this evening outside with a group of friends. As we chatted, someone spotted a bat flying around above us. I tried to get a photo or video clip on my camera phone but it (unsurprisingly!) just came out as a brief blur across the screen. It was fun to watch though! We were … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 23: Nature Art

Squiggle loves creative activities so today she decided to do some nature- themed art. She did some leaf rubbing, observation drawing and printing. We also remembered some nature art activities that we have enjoyed doing previously, both at home and at art group too. Leaf rubbing Observation drawings Leaf and grass printing My demonstration of … 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 19: Simple Things

Today we had a nice lazy Sunday, including a lovely countryside walk. Squiggle had a ‘wild’ time… I enjoyed taking nature photos… Squiggle would like to know what this is… One thing I am loving about this challenge is that it serves as a constant reminder to stop and notice all the little things, and … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 18: Sylvanian Families at Whitchurch, Hampshire

Ok, I admit that Sylvanian Families might sound like a very loose connection to the 30 Days Wild theme! But this lovely day out is held in a picturesque village, set up by a little river with ducks and other wildlife, with a pretty flowery backdrop for the character meet and greet. It was very … Read more