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 »

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 »