You may remember that Monkey and I visited Stowe Gardens earlier in the year. We decided to return with Daddy P awhile ago to walk around the Eleven Acre Lake. It was time for a nature walk around Stowe Gardens.
Spookily, I’d recently commented on my lack of memory when identifying trees. I keep meaning to buy a book to refresh the old brain cells. Well someone at the National Trust was listening to me, when we arrived at Stow Gardens we were given a Summer Leaf Spotter Sheet!
So rather than just going for a nice stroll in the sunshine, we decided to go for a nature walk. We would identify trees from the leaves and take some samples home to press and put in Monkey’s memory book. We found Sycamore and Hawthorn, Tulip Tree and Ash and many more.
Look Daddy I found a feather! I just love the look on Monkey’s face in this photo. He loved the nature walk, he had a real purpose. Of course, for us, a nature walk has to include some mini beasts.
The we looked at the various flowers and wildlife that we saw as we walked around the lake. We thought Monkey would have had enough after walking around one lake, but no, he wanted to show Daddy P where we’d been on our previous walk. He was off around the Octagon Lake before we knew it. He really is a good walker. He doesn’t really complain and he loves looking, really looking at the world around him.
Before we finished a nature walk around Stowe Gardens, Monkey just had time to sit on his ‘throne’. Look I’m King of the Gardens Mummy!
Then it was back home to sort through the results of a nature walk, time to press our leaves.
If you get the chance to visit Stowe Gardens, I can really recommend it, lots to see and somewhere you can visit again and again and do different walks. We’ll be back again soon so Monkey can explore the walk around the Gothic Temple and the Grotto.