Nature Journal - Winter becomes Spring

Nature Journal -  Winter becomes Spring

It’s a bright, cold day.

The heavy rain has passed now, leaving deep puddles and squelchy mud.  Some of the paths are almost impassable, blocked with ankle deep pools of water. Sturdy walking boots, plus the ability to jump, are what’s needed today. I manage to hop and scramble, taking…….

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How memories help us connect with nature

How memories help us connect with nature

My oldest great niece, who’s six, was delighted with the children’s microscope I gave her for Christmas; we talked about all the things she could look at.

‘Do you remember when we looked at the beautiful lichens in Granny and Granddad’s garden last summer?’ I asked.

Her answer made my heart swell…………

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Celebrating Nature - All Year!

Celebrating Nature - All Year!

How often do you celebrate events? 

Chatting to friends recently I mentioned that it would soon be a special anniversary for me and Weaselman. They asked what we were going to do to commemorate it.

Well, I ‘ummed’ and ‘ahhed’ a bit.

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Nature in Mind - Watching Butterflies

Nature in Mind - Watching Butterflies

Butterflies are simply gorgeous, aren't they?  They're iconic, and so often portrayed as the very essence of nature. 

These little beauties aren't just about looks, though. They benefit the environment as important pollinators with a key position the food chain, and  act as indicators for the health of our ecosystems.  Their fascinating life-cycle, (from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis) is one of the wonders of nature, and a great way to teach children about the natural world.   

Watching butterflies is good for us!

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