#30dayswild

The solar oven in the garden with cookie dough inside

#30DaysWild – Making a solar oven

Making a solar oven and using the power of the sun to do some outdoor baking has been on my list of things to try with Sophie for a while.…

A bee in the middle of a dog rose

#30dayswild – Week 4

#30DaysWild is now over for this year. We’ve enjoyed taking part in this challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with…

Sophie picking strawberries

#30DaysWild – Fruit picking

One of my Christmas presents to my husband last year was a box of envelopes – each labelled with the month that he was to open them. In each of…

A squirrel with a pine cone bird feeder in its mouth

#30dayswild – Week 3

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…

A ripe strawberry ready for picking

#30dayswild – Week 2

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…

A damselfly on a leaf

#30dayswild 2019 – Week 1

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…

Sophie walking along the Grand Union canal near Denham

#30dayswild – A guided nature walk at Denham Country Park

Denham Country Park is one of my favourite places to explore. It’s a great place for learning more about nature and they often have sessions for children, such as river…

Sophie's nature journal with a bouquet of roses

#30dayswild – Making a nature journal

At the start of this year’s #30DaysWild challenge, Sophie made her own nature journal to help her record our wild adventures. Over the next month, we’ll be filling it with…

Sophie standing in the long grass near the Chinese bridge at the arboretum in Langley Park

30 ideas for doing #30dayswild with kids

This year we will be taking part in #30DaysWild for the third time. #30DaysWild is a fun challenge organised by the Wildlife Trust to encourage people to connect with nature…

A rain gauge made from a plastic bottle outside in the garden

Crafting with kids: Making a rain gauge

I love craft activities that can be used as learning opportunities for children. One of the things that Sophie and I have done recently is to make a rain gauge…