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 »

Big Garden Birdwatch is this weekend! #birdwatch

Big Garden Birdwatch is this weekendr

Don’t forget that the Big Garden Birdwatch is this weekend!  You can find full details of how to join in on my previous post. How about making yourself a bird feeder or bird cake to entice birds into your garden? Easy to do, and I’ve made both in previous posts…. Continue reading »

Big Garden Birdwatch 25-26 January 2014 #birdwatch

Big Garden Birdwatch

I’m not a big one for presents for me at Christmas, I’d rather money be spent on children than myself.  But last Christmas I had a very specific request for Father Christmas. PLEASE could I have a new bird table.  You all know that I love wildlife and Monkey and… Continue reading »

Otmoor Nature Reserve

Otmoor Nature Reserve

You know that moment when you find a hidden gem on your doorstep, that was how I felt after our recent visit to Otmoor Nature Reserve.  The reserve is run by the RSPB who had kindly sent us a pass and a DK Books Spot the Bird for our adventure. … Continue reading »

Making cakes for the birds

making cakes for the birds

We do love cakes in this house!  Yesterday Monkey helped me make some lovely Blueberry Muffins – they taste good!  This afternoon we decided we would be making cakes for the birds instead. It’s getting more autumnal every day, and I’m conscious that our feathered friends will need some help… Continue reading »

Create mini-habitats for birds, mammals and bugs

This weekend’s RSPB #homesfornature challenge sees us trying to create mini-habitats for birds, mammals and bugs. In previous weeks we have made a wildlife pond, a hedgehog home, a beetle bucket as part of the #homesfornature campaign.  We’ve made our own bird feeder to attract more birds into the garden… Continue reading »

Make your own bird feeder

As regular readers of the blog know we are working with the RSPB and they recently sent me a few ideas to entice birds into the garden, whilst getting Monkey involved too. They set us a challenge – make your own bird feeder.  The RSPB have a great Youth membership… Continue reading »

RSPB – ‪#‎homesfornature‬ weekend challenge – build a Hedgehog home #beasts

So last weekend’s challenge set by the RSPB Giving Nature a Home campaign – #homesfornature weekend challenge – build a hedgehog home.  We had a busy weekend lined up so I knew that if we could manage this challenge , it would be on a week day. We needed to… Continue reading »

‪RSPB #‎homesfornature‬ challenge – a pond #beasts

?RSPB #?homesfornature? challenge – a pond #beasts As you know we’re working with the RSPB and their Giving Nature a Home campaign. This weekend’s challenge for #homesfornature is to build a pond for #beasts!  I thought we might have a bit of a problem convincing Daddy P on this one,… Continue reading »

A morning at Forest School

A morning at Forest School – sounds like fun!  I’d discovered the Earth Trust website recently and loved the idea that they organise nature time for pre-schoolers.  I made a note in my diary of the next Discover and Play: Forest School for pre-school children and decided that this was… Continue reading »