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30 Days Wild 2016

For those who haven’t read my earlier posts, 30 Days Wild is a month long campaign run by the Wildlife Trusts throughout June to encourage people to get outside and reconnect with nature. 1,043 more words



I opened up the door on a rainy day to let our dog out, she was less than impressed by the weather. But I noticed she had to avoid the snail creeping across the doorstep so thought I may as well call the kids for a closer look. 100 more words


Spring in the Garden, 2016

We’re now well beyond the solstice and into the season of summer, so this is coming a bit late. But here’s a quick look back at some of the things I found in the garden during spring this year.  259 more words


Small heath butterflies

At least, I think this is a small heath. It is a very common butterfly across Eurasia and North Africa, found in a range of habitats, not just heathland. 249 more words



In science we have been learning about minibeasts. We went outside to look at their habitats and to find and identify different creatures. We found lots of different types of mini beasts, such as woodlice, spiders, flies, ants, worms and slugs. 12 more words


Apparently, Einstein never said that humans would die out if the bumblebee became extinct. It’s helpful to assign a wise comment like this to such a respected and famously verbose scientist, though, because we know that bees do have an incredible impact on the world around them. 212 more words



Honeybees are absolutely incredible. I worked with some children on a topic all about them. I learnt today that they are the hardest thing I’ve tried to photograph yet. 299 more words