Two is company and three is a crowd – My Sunday Photo 190317

Two is company and three is a crowd - My Sunday Photo 190317

There are times that you take a photo and don’t appreciate the full picture until you review them on the laptop aren’t there.  This shot is one of those instances. I was trying to get a shot of the finches in the butterfly house at Blenheim Palace last weekend.  My… Continue reading »

Snails pace – My Sunday Photo 120317

Snails pace - My Sunday Photo 120317

We’re looking at wildlife photography at the moment on my college course.  I have a bit of a thing about snails but every time I’d looked for some in the garden they were all fast asleep.  But earlier in the week I walked home in the rain from dropping Monkey… Continue reading »

The Bee – a book review

The Bee

As long-term readers of the blog know well, we have a bug hunter in the family, Gramps.  My 7-year-old Monkey son seems to be following in his footsteps and has a wonderful love of the natural world.  Mini beasts are a particular favourite so I knew he’d love exploring The… Continue reading »

Bee at Work – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 040916

Bee at Work - Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 040916

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 »

Busy Bee – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 030716

Busy Bee - Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 030716

Busy Bee – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 030716.  I was out in the back garden with Monkey recently and we spotted this enormous bee in the grass.  The photo doesn’t do it justice, it was huge! I’d never seen a bee like it, so a quick email to Guru… 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 »

100 Facts Butterflies & Moths – review and giveaway

100 Facts Butterflies & Moths

One of the things I really enjoyed when we were on holiday, was watching Monkey with his Gramps, two bug hunters together.  The master and his willing student, absorbing every fact that Gramps could impart.  Spotting Monarch butterflies fluttering around the hotel grounds in the early evenings was a highlight… Continue reading »

A Family at Rest – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 220516

Last Sunday we went out for lunch and got to see this lovely family of swans, taking a break, enjoying the sunshine.  No ugly ducklings here.

Instant Flower Press

Instant Flower Press

As a child I can remember staying with my Auntie for the week.  We got up to all sorts of adventures and one was pressing flowers.  I think it was the first time I’d ever tried it, we’d been for a walk and picked wild flowers and grasses along the… Continue reading »