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 »

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 »