Caterpillar update – week 3 – we have breaking news!

I was wondering what I was going to write this week in our caterpillar diary as nothing has happened at all since my last post. I came downstairs this morning, walked into the kitchen, clicked the kettle on and noticed something strange out of the corner of my eye.  Something… Continue reading »

Photo of the week – week 22

We have a fascination in this house with mini beasts and snails! Monkey and I were in the garden on Wednesday and he found a snail moving through the grass.  It kept him captivated for ages, especially as it was so active.  He was enthralled by its slow slithery movement… Continue reading »

Caterpillar update time – week 2

Saturday 15th June – I can see our pupating caterpillar moving from the underside of his home.  I picked the glass jar up earlier to remove the uneaten Hawthorn leaves and I could see the cocoon moving quite a lot.  Guess our caterpillar is making himself at home within his… Continue reading »

Caterpillar update time – week 1

Due to popular demand I have decided to write a weekly progress report on our caterpillar.  If you’ve missed all the fun then please click on these two previous posts to bring you up to speed 🙂 When I went to bed last Saturday our new addition to the family… Continue reading »

Another hungry caterpillar

So our caterpillar saga continues.  Following on from yesterday’s post, Monkey woke up this morning asking where the caterpillar was –  aargh!!  Well obviously caterpillar was nowhere to be found in the garden. We walked to pre-school will eagle eyes looking for another one, nothing.  Nothing when I walked home… Continue reading »

Our very own Hungry Caterpillar

You know we’re into butterflies and bugs in this house, right?  Well today Monkey had a first experience, and who didn’t have her camera or phone with her!!?? We needed to post a birthday card so Monkey and I went for a short walk to our nearest letterbox this afternoon. … Continue reading »

We’re going on a …… Snail Hunt

As you know from an earlier post I grew up being inspired by my father to love nature and appreciate the world around me.  I always try to point out animals, birds and insects etc to Monkey whenever we are off on our travels and on our pre-school walks we… Continue reading »

Scared of spiders? Not us, we’ve got an Entomologist in the family :)

When you’re a child you don’t really appreciate how your parents’ interests can impact on your life. I haven’t got my Mum’s green fingers and I’ve no interest in being a football referee like Dad but I have taken a few things onboard. I have learnt so many things from… Continue reading »

Daffodils – My Mother’s Day flowers at their best