Butterfly days; out and about

The final installment of our butterfly adventures took us out and about, here are some of the things we did. The Big butterfly count; using a spotter sheet downloaded from butterfly conservation Visiting a butterfly house; our local zoo has … Continue reading

Then there were 10!

The following day the remaining 8 butterflies emerged while we weren’t looking.  We kept them for a further 4 days, observing their every movement and feeding them up on fruit and sugary water.  When the rain stopped and the sun … Continue reading

Day 24: Accidental minibeast hunting

On the eve on the 23rd we turned our house upside down in an attempt to clear our bedroom and staircase ready for the floorboards to be sanded and varnished.  Day 24 sanding commenced with A sealed in the bedroom … Continue reading

Day 21: Summer solstice

I’m sorry this is so late.  It has been a tiring week, the heat has had us up in the night a lot and I couldn’t write what I wanted to say, here goes… On the evening of Day 21 … Continue reading

Day 20: Pond dipping

Day 20 we had a whole host of fun… breakfast in the garden, making a car ramp out of an old pallet (I provided the materials, they did the rest!), playing with construction vehicles and natural objects, lunch in the … Continue reading

Day 12: Wild numbers

On the eve of the 11th day I travelled to London with my little sis to see Hanson in concert, those that know me know this is a HUGE deal! We missed the last tube and had quite an adventure … Continue reading

Day 7: A home for fairies

Today we headed to our local woods to build a home for some fairies, complete with ladder. We as always made some minibeast friends along the way including a spider, butterfly, beetle, fly, dragonfly and a number of bumble bees. … Continue reading

Day 5: A bit of a wild day…

Wild weather, wild children and a tired mummy.  We went to the Natural History Museum in Tring today where we did some exploring, drawing and tree climbing in their wildlife garden. I might have spent a bit in the shop … Continue reading