Don’t Bug the Insects – review and giveaway

Don't Bug the Insects

We had a wonderful day out at Marwell Zoo recently and got to watch some remarkable Leaf Cutter Ants hard at work.  You all know we love insects here, but it’s normally butterflies and dragonflies that steal the limelight. Watching the ants hard at work reminded both me and my… Continue reading »

Strange, Unusual, Gross and Cool Animals – review and giveaway

Strange, Unusual, Gross and Cool Animals

If your children are anything like my 7 year old son, then they are fascinated by the weirdest of creatures.  When we started to look through Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals recently, Monkey was hooked from the first page. The title alone, Strange, Unusual, Gross and Cool Animals was enough to… Continue reading »

Enjoying Wheatley Birds of Prey

Enjoying Wheatley Birds of Prey

Last month I spent a few hours with my photography class enjoying Wheatley Birds of Prey.  It wasn’t somewhere I’d been before and as I love seeing these beautiful birds, I was really excited to be going along.  Our tutor had arranged for us to have a couple of hours with… Continue reading »

A beady eye – My Sunday Photo 110617

A beady eye - My Sunday Photo 110617

A beady eye – My Sunday Photo 110617 I went to Crocodiles of the World on Friday with my photography class.  I’d been a couple of years ago with my son and it’s well worth a visit.  This time round the focus, quite literally was on getting some half way… Continue reading »

Going on a Bug Safari with The Wild Challenge from RSPB

Going on a Bug Safari with The Wild Challenge from RSPB

You all know that we love to get outdoors and explore the natural world around us.  It’s something I did a lot in my own childhood and so it was second nature (excuse the pun) to bring Monkey up the same way.  Children are like sponges, and they just soak… Continue reading »

Just hanging around – My Sunday Photo 020417

Just hanging around - My Sunday Photo 020417

Just hanging around – My Sunday Photo 020417 You know I rather like snails, well so does Monkey.  Yesterday we went on a bug hunt in the garden and found this rather lovely fellow.  We’d had him in Monkey’s Creature Peeper so he could look at him through the magnifying… Continue reading »