Woodland Trust Wildlife Swatch Books

Woodland Trust Wildlife Swatch Books

We love the natural world as you all know, and Monkey has certainly got Guru Gramps’ bug hunting genes.  Our outdoor adventures are going to be assisted by the Woodland Trust Wildlife Swatch Books in the months ahead.  Perfectly sized to fit in our backpack, there are 6 books in the series,… Continue reading »

Butterfly World from My Living World

Butterfly World from My Living World

You may remember when Monkey and I reared a Lackey moth from a caterpillar we found on a pathway not far from our home back in 2013.  I’ve been promising him we’d repeat the exercise ever since, especially as he covered the life cycle of butterflies at school recently. We… Continue reading »

My Spanish Country Kid

My Spanish Country Kid

I promised Fiona at Coombe Mill that I’d have a Spanish theme for a Country Kids post following our trip to my parents last month – well here it is.  Monkey is my Spanish Country Kid, enjoying time with Guru Gramps, our resident bug hunter and his Granny. Monkey’s first… Continue reading »

My beautiful glass butterfly

My neighbours have been away in their caravan for the last week.  Our houses aren’t designed for you to get to know your neighbours at all, our front doors are actually on the side of houses, opposite sides!  So it’s only been since they cut down a really big shrub… Continue reading »

Our very own Hungry Caterpillar

You know we’re into butterflies and bugs in this house, right?  Well today Monkey had a first experience, and who didn’t have her camera or phone with her!!?? We needed to post a birthday card so Monkey and I went for a short walk to our nearest letterbox this afternoon. … Continue reading »