Nature

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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Identifying wild plants with kids

My children are now 5 and 8 years old and spend quite a lot of time in and around nature and wild places. We have tried to teach them to appreciate their natural environment and to take care of the wildlife…
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Riverside Picnic

We took a picnic by the river on day 7 of our #30DaysWild adventure. It was a bit of an impromptu dinner as the forecast hadn’t looked great, but I decided to throw caution to the wind (and the rain)…
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The dangers of Giant Hogweed

There have been some incidents in our local area recently where children have come into contact with Giant Hogweed. Some have suffered burns as a result. A park nearby has Giant Hogweed growing along the riverbank, so people who aren’t…
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Louis’ Poem: Bats

For day 4 of our #30DaysWild challenge Louis wrote a poem about his favourite creature: the bat. We have spent a lot of time as a family looking at and talking about bats. We even sponsor one in Louis’ name…
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Learn about: the life cycle of ants

The boys are very interested in life and death, with how things work and how things come to be. The imminent arrival of their baby brother has probably heightened their interest too, so I thought we could take a look…
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Shelter making in the woods

Day two of our #30DaysWild is all about building a shelter or den in the woods! We went over to Tatton Park in Cheshire to attend the Geronimo Festival that was held there. We had an amazing time and the boys…
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The #BigWildSleepout for RSPB

Recently my husband took our eldest son (and the dog) wild camping as part of the RSPB #BigWildSleepout. Our son was raising money for the charity and managed to raise £50.00 in total which he was really pleased with. £50.00…
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