Category: Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

It’s that time again to find a comfy chair by the garden window or wrap up warm and head to the local park armed with your bird guide, notepad and a flask of hot chocolate. Yes – it’s Big Garden Birdwatch time again!  Every year the RSPB encourages people across the UK to take part …

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Christmas Nature Crafts: How to Make a Pine Cone Santa

Christmas Nature Crafts: How to Make a Pine Cone Santa

It’s that time of year again and as soon as the 1st of December was officially here we headed straight for our stash of nature treasures squirrelled away over the year for some Christmas nature crafts inspiration. Sticks, pine cones, old man’s beard , teasels, sycamore seeds and all manner of other hedgerow offerings can …

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12 Outdoor Activities for the Last Week of the School Holidays

Dusk nature walk

This year was my first experience of the school summer holidays as a parent. I must admit I was both apprehensive and excited but mainly excited. At last I’d get Roo back during the weekdays and the flexibility of family time to do whatever we wanted, wherever we felt like exploring. It’s been brilliant and …

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Nature Crafts: How to Make a Nature Flower Crown

How to make a Nature Flower Crown

With summer solstice upon us it’s the perfect time to get a little closer to the natural world with some nature-themed activities. Making a nature  flower crow can be adapted for all ages and can be as simple or elaborate as you fancy, with plenty of cheats for very little children.  Making a nature flower …

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Toad Patrolling

Road sign for Henley Toad Patrol

We are officially into spring – hooray! The mornings are brighter, the bird song is getting louder, the wood anemones and celandine are blooming and, if you’ve passed a pond at dusk, the water has been teaming with the amorous activities and song of our native amphibians. This year at home we are busy studying …

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Nature Crafts: How to Make Leaf Print Cards

How to Make Autumn Leaf Print Cards

  Being an autumn baby, Roo has recently celebrated her fifth birthday. Now she is learning to write, the ensuing ‘thank you’ cards are becoming more Roo’s responsibility than ours. Luckily at this stage the writing bit it still a novelty not a chore!  Despite Roo’s new enthusiasm for writing, the most fun bit of ‘thank …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Visiting the Farne Islands, Northumberland with Children

Shag, seabirds, Farne Islands with children

Taking young children on a bird-watching boat trip might not spring instantly to mind. If you’re in Northumberland between April and July though, it really ought to. You don’t have to be a nature buff to appreciate the Farne Islands nor do your children need to know their coots from their woodpeckers. This is an …

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Wildlife Wednesday: 30 Days Wild Challenge – Days 1 to 7

Identifying Swiss wild flowers - 30 Days Wild

We are now one week in to our 30 Days Wild challenge. It’s been a busy time, not least because those seven days have spanned being on and returning from holiday and getting back to normal routines again, all of which has left relatively little time for extra things. Still, as we learned doing the …

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30 Days Wild Challenge: Nature Mobiles and Nature Books

30 Days Wild, Nature Note-Book

It’s the 1st June and that means one thing – the very first day of the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild challenge, with its aim to get us all outside enjoying nature in whatever way we can for every day of the month to come. We will be blogging about our challenges every week on …

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Outdoor Activities: How to Make Nature Mobiles

  We made a nature mobile as our first day’s activity for this year’s 30 Days Wild Challenge. It’s a really simple idea that works for kids of all ages – just obviously with tiny ones they will be most involved with the collecting of nature materials than in the tying of cotton! We made …

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