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 »

Creep and Flutter

Creep and Flutter

We’ve been fans of the Jim Arnosky books ever since we discovered the last year.  I just added our fourth book to the collection, Creep and Flutter is really the perfect book for our family of bug hunters. Published through Sterling Books and distributed in the UK by GMC Distribution,… Continue reading »

Worm World

Worm World

It’s no secret that we love nature here, and I’m eager for Monkey to learn about all animals, big and small.  The unsung hero of the garden is the good old earth worm. Admittedly Julia Donaldson has gone some way to elevating the status of the worm with her wonderful… Continue reading »

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Spiders Web

This week has been such a mixed bag weather wise.  We’ve experienced everything from freezing cold, monsoon rain, howling gales right through to thick fog and beautiful sunshine.  I got in the car on Friday morning and someone had been up bright and early and created a masterpiece. I do love… Continue reading »

Animal tracks trail at Stowe Landscape Gardens

Animal tracks trail at Stowe Landscape a Gardens

We weren’t going to let a freezing cold morning stop us having an adventure last week during half term. Monkey and I wrapped up warm and headed off to his happy place ready to do some detective work. It was time to test his observation skills with the Animal Tracks… Continue reading »

Worm World from My Living World – giveaway

Worm World from My Living World

You all know that we love going on a Mini Beast adventure here and this evening I’m offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Worm World from My Living World.  Aimed at children aged 5 years and over the set comes with everything to create the perfect home for some… Continue reading »

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 210216

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 210216

Monkey and I both love Stowe Landscape Gardens as you all know.  I’ll be sharing a post on our most recent adventures there later in the week, but I thought this photograph worked perfectly as a ‘Silent Sunday’ shot. I love Swans, I could stand and watch them for hours.  There… Continue reading »