Category: Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Hedgehog Rescue

Hedgehog rescue, Baby Routes

Huddled up in a jumper watching the wind whip up the garden it is hard to remember that around a month ago we were in the middle of a sweltering heatwave. I distinctly remember the hottest day. I filled up the bird bath and water stations first thing then retreated inside to shut windows, curtains …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Running Wild on Scilly.

Roo looking out over Tresco, Isles of Scilly Wildlife. and Travel with Children

On our first afternoon on the Isles of Scilly we found ourselves on Porth Cressa beach watching a blackbird rummaging through seaweed. A blackbird? On a beach? Within touching distance of two very wriggly children? Where we come from the blackbirds eat worms and shout at us in loud indignation should we dare to …

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Outdoor Activities: Rain Painting

rain painting with food colouring, rainy day activities for preschoolers, Baby Routes

When life gives you rain, it’s best just to get out and dance in it. Preferably in your wellies and with Peppa Pig umbrella firmly up. If you are 3 and living in the Baby Routes household that is. When that recent sweltering heatwave finally broke and we were finally …

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Summer Holidays Mini-Beast Challenge!

Vapourer Moth caterpillar

The girls have always enjoyed mini-beast hunts in our garden but recently we seem to be finding more curious little creatures than ever whenever we potter outdoors. I’m not sure if this is just the time of year, because we are spending so much time outdoors or because of our newly heightened focus on the …

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Green Gardening with Ladybirds

Pupating 7 spot ladybird and a ladybird lava, Gardening with ladybirds

It is no secrete that I’m fond of a good garden. I’m not the most green fingered person but I do enjoy gardening. There is something incredibly soothing about the gentle pace of time in the garden, the slow, steady rhythm with which the garden year ticks by. When we moved into our house …

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Wildlife Wednesday: 8 Things I’ve Learnt from 30 Days Wild

Bird Spotting with the binoculars the wrong way round! Bryher, Isles of Scilly.

So 30 Days Wild has been and gone and our household is a lot wilder for it (if you’ve not followed my previous posts then you can read more about 30 Days Wild here). It has been a fantastic experience although it has also taught me some important things:

 

1) We were not quite …

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It’s Festival Season: Escape to the Countryside 2015!

Baby Routes walking in a field

 

In case you hadn’t noticed, festival season just kicked off. As I type thousands of people are stuffing their wellies and flimsiest tents in a bag and leaping excitedly on trains bound for the West Country for the ultimate music festival of them all. Summer has truly begun.

As a teenager I vividly …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Nature Naps & A Moment of Calm

Oak tree canopy, #30dayswild nature naps and rain shelters

Last Friday, before the day had even truly begun, the girls decided to redefine the ‘wild’ in 30 Days Wild challenge we are currently taking part in. Having spent much of the morning squabbling when not involved in some very noisy indoor game, it was time to calm things down a bit. Beth was packed …

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30 Days Wild – Days 11: In amongst the Nettles

#30dayswild, nettles

So I’ve failed completely on the daily blogging side of the #30DaysWild challenge but fortunately not been broken yet on the challenge itself. The last five days have been busy ones but fortunately not without their wild moments. Inspired by all the nettle action going on on BBC Springwatch, I decided to take Roo …

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30 Days Wild Challenge – Day 10: Nature Colours Scavenger Hunt

#30dayswild, nature colours scavenger hunt for toddlers

Roo and Beth were at nursery all day yesterday. That meant a work day for me and little time to get out exploring. Fortunately, nature came to me. All day long I was entertained from my study desk by the great tit chicks on the bird table. One in particular was very cheeky. It has …

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