Tag: nature

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 …

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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 …

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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: Spring Wild Walk

Roo tracking deer, Baby Routes

Despite the current high winds which have felled a fence panel,toppling branches from the trees and buffeting the red kites about dangerously, I love this time of year. There is something about watching the natural world wake up, the trees come to life, the birds increase the volume of their singing. I even welcome the …

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Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Kids, Part 1: Presents for Green-Fingered and Nature-Loving Kids

Gardening with kids, Baby Routes

Baby Beth has just turned one. In the run-up to her birthday I had the usual researching frenzy for outdoorsy gifts as well as ideas for generous friends and family asking for present inspiration. We eventually opted for a convertible trike that goes from parent-guided push-along to a fully toddler powered set of wheels. Beth …

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Wildlife Wednesday: The garden that became a zoo…


I always enjoy working on Baby Routes. Of course, it’s great to share the walks and days out with you all but I also love working from home and particularly because my desk (the kitchen table) overlooks our back-garden.

When I have remembered to keep the bird table topped up with fat …

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