#30dayswild

Burgers and sausages cooking on the barbecue

#30DaysWild – Cooking outside: the first barbecue of the year

A sunny Sunday afternoon seemed to be the perfect opportunity for the first barbecue of the year. By the time we were ready to get the barbecue out though and…

A bumble bee on some wildflowers

#30DaysWild – Taking a closer look

One of the many things I love about having children is the way it has encouraged me to take a closer look at the world around me. They point out…

The finished butterfly with leaves and petals stuck to the wings and a border of sticky back plastic around the butterfly shape which is used to stick it to the window

#30DaysWild – Making a nature butterfly suncatcher

We’ve had another day indoors with a poorly Jessica so have been bringing nature inside once again for our wild activities. We’ve made suncatchers before using sticky-back plastic and tissue…

Sophie's leaf monster with dandelion arms

#30DaysWild – Making leaf monsters

I’ve had a poorly little Jessica at home today so instead of getting out and about for our wild activities, we’ve focused on an indoor activity. During our day out…

Sophie looking inside a hollowed out log at Legoland

#30DaysWild – Looking for mini beasts on a day out at Legoland

Legoland is one of the girls’ favourite places. Before Jessica started school, we made the most of term-time days out thanks to the preschool pass. Our visits are much more…

Sophie's finished nature picture

#30DaysWild – Creating a nature picture

Combining getting outdoors with the opportunity to glue and get creative is always a winner with my girls. They both have nature books and love collecting twigs and leaves to…

The seasoned nettle leaves on a baking sheet ready to go in the oven

#30DaysWild – Making nettle crisps

The stinging nettles have been running riot in one corner of my garden. I’ve never thought about doing anything with them before now. Normally, I would just pull them up…

Jessica and Sophie digging in the garden

#30DaysWild – Planting and weeding

I have to confess that gardening really isn’t my forte. I go through spells of being a little more enthusiastic about working in the garden and then leave the weeds…

A rainbow nature hunt sheet with some leaves and rhododendron petals stuck to some of the colours

#30DaysWild – A rainbow nature hunt

Having a trail to follow or things to look out for always makes a walk more interesting. Little legs never seem to tire quite as quickly when there are things…

Jessica and Sophie painting outdoors in the garden

#30DaysWild – Outdoor painting with natural brushes

This year we’re taking part in #30DaysWild – a challenge from the Wildlife Trusts to get outside each day in June, do something wild and connect with nature. I love…