Nature

Our Bat Walk with Wild Discovery

We have just returned from a 5 day break at Ribby Hall with fellow blogger Jane and her little boy, and we are full of tales of adventure! One thing I wanted to get written down while it was fresh…
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What’s on: Art on the Run

I love to hear about fun family events in our local area, so I was really pleased to hear that Art on the Run is coming to Prestwich, Manchester in 2017. Art on the Run is set to be a ridiculous…
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Becoming Wildlife Trust members

At the beginning of the year we decided to assess our household outgoings. We had been paying our National Trust membership for around three years, and neither of us could remember the last time we used it. While we think…
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The Good Life Experience festival

Last weekend we took the motorhome over to Wales for a festival with a difference. While there was music, there was also a whole heap of other forms of entertainment on offer too. We learned about campfire cooking, watched how…
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Catching up with #30DaysWild

After our family bereavement on day ten, I’m sad to say that our #30DaysWild enthusiasm waned somewhat. I’ve tried to catch up but the longer it takes, the more pressure I feel I’m putting myself under. I don’t want to…
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Peregrine Falcon webcam

Day 15: Looking at the Peregrine Falcon On day 15 of #30DaysWild I was looking for some inspiration. Luckily, the #30DaysWild campaign has a handy little app which came up trumps by suggesting I watch a wild webcam. I found…
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Using a bat detector

Louis is eight, and since he was four he has loved bats and everything to do with them. For his fifth birthday Louis asked for a bat detector. We had been on a local guided bat walk and he was…
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Educational Play

Our favourite place to learn with the children is outdoors, but sometimes we just can’t venture out. I don’t like cold  or wet weather very much. The boys tend to play inside on days like that because I’m a bit soft! That doesn’t mean we…
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Foraging for Elderflower

Foraging is something I really want to learn more about. I have very limited knowledge of foraging and if ever there was a subject on which solid knowledge was important, this is it. One misguided decision to eat something in the…
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Things we’re growing

I’ve never had very green fingers. In fact, most everything I try to grow just dies a sudden death. My husband, however, is better and so he and the boys have a few things growing in the back yard. On…
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