Category: Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: 15 Great Apps for Nature Loving Families

15 Great Apps for Nature Loving Families

Since becoming a parent I have definitely noticed I am paying more attention to nature. Having someone to share it all with, to watch as their eyes light up at some tiny thing I have been taking for granted is like rediscovering the natural world all over again. The there …

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30 Days Wild- Day 8: Making maps

making maps, #30dayswild

Yesterday Roo announced she wanted to make a map. She’s been doing this a lot lately – drawing random squiggles on a piece of paper and then heading off on some imaginary journey around the house following her maps with a tour group of teddies in tow. Perhaps she had been making maps at nursery …

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Open Farm Sunday at White Pond Farm, Stonor

White Pond Farm, Open Farm Sunday

I’ve been advertising Open Farm Sunday in the Baby Routes calendar for a few years now. It’s such a great idea and a perfect day out for families, providing a fun insight into the life and work of the people who put food on our tables and are also a chief custodian of British …

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Days 5 & 6 of the 30 Days Wild Challenge: Bug Hunts & Animal pictures

Cardinal Beetle, Bug hunt, #30dayswild

As the end of the first week of the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild Challenge draws to a close, it turns out that it is writing up our adventures daily that is the major challenge. Getting out and enjoying nature has been a joy and fairly easy, especially since Roo has started insisting …

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30 Days Wild: Day 4 – Field Foraging

Foraging, #30dayswild

It’s Day 4 of the #30DaysWild challenge and it seems someone finally told June that it is supposed to be a summer month. The sun has been out and gloriously warm – a perfect day to go searching for elderflower. The sunshine helps to warm the flowers and bring out their scent, with the …

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Wildlife Wednesday: In the Baby Routes Night Garden

hedgehogs, #30dayswild

Roo used to love ‘In the Night Garden’ on TV when she was a bit younger. It used to give me a breather during the most tiring times whilst pregnant with her sister. These days we barely turn the TV on – I think the last time was sometime last week for ten minutes whilst …

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30 Days Wild Challenge: Day 2 – learning about roots

#30dayswild learning about roots

Happy Day 2 of the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild Challenge. The weather has got in on the act today by being particularly wild itself and whipping up the trees into a frenzy. Luckily, by the time we were ready to head on out things had calmed down a bit. The sun even poked its …

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30 Days Wild Challenge: Ready, Steady, Run Wild!

Peter Rabbit Walk

Somehow I managed to miss news of The Wildlife Trusts’ #30dayswild challenge until the weekend. Luckily I found out just in time to join in and today we have been out getting stuck into our day 1 wild activities. The 30 Days Wild Challenge has been set up to get everyone, adults and children, …

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Wildlife Wednesday: In Pursuit of Lapwings

Lapwing, Netherlands

In the Baby Routes household we have a new favourite bird. Well, perhaps a second favourite maybe – I think Roo would still drop anything to go and see the puffins again and the photos we took last year of those comic little birds on Skomer never fail to brighten up my day. …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Gardening for Wildlife

Wildlife garden

I love May for many reasons but getting out in the garden is definitely amongst the top three. This is the month that gardening finally becomes entirely a pleasure again, shrugging off the numb fingers and little-rewarded slog of outdoor winter tasks. Being fond of the vitality that rosy cheeks and blast of cold air …

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