Project 365 2021 Week 12 Day 80 – 86 A week of watching nature at its best both indoors and out. Sunday 21st March – Day 80 Recovering from the covid jab. Didn’t wake up until gone 10 am and felt a lot better for it. My arm is still aching but generally, I feel…Continue reading Project 365 2021 Week 12
As we’ve been self-isolating our only chance to get outdoors has been our back garden. Thankfully this week has been sunny and it’s given us the opportunity to chill out and try to forget about what’s happening in the world around us right now. We went back to something we used to enjoy so much…Continue reading Bug hunting in the garden
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 had the opportunity to try…Continue reading Butterfly World from My Living World
I promised Fiona at Coombe Mill that I’d have a Spanish theme for a Country Kids post following our trip to my parents last month – well here it is. Monkey is my Spanish Country Kid, enjoying time with Guru Gramps, our resident bug hunter and his Granny. Monkey’s first bug hunting trip was last…Continue reading My Spanish Country Kid
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 was different in the ‘caterpillar jar’. …Continue reading Caterpillar update – week 3 – we have breaking news!
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 casing. It’s still quite fascinating…Continue reading Caterpillar update time – week 2