Exploring the wonders of nature can be done anywhere. The walk to school, to the shops, even when out walking the dog, you never know what you might see. The most exciting places can often be found on your doorstep, you just sometimes have to look a little closer at what's around you.
Articles in Category: Natural World
A few miles away from Little Trekkers’ HQ during the long, hot summer months there is a strange, weird and wonderful place to visit. Don’t go alone though or you may be lost forever in a field of maize…..
We need to do all we can to attract birds to our gardens. And of course just like us, birds are always going to be attracted by a good hearty meal and some liquid refreshment.
Bug hunting is easy it's as simple as go outside and look for bugs! We have compiled a list of top tips that will help make sure you find some interesting little critters to keep your Little Trekkers entertained for hours!
At Little Trekkers HQ, we know all about the power of the wind, just walking to the office can be a mammoth trek against nature here in the Yorkshire wilderness. So it’s no wonder that we have embraced the elements and are on our way to being powered by sustainable energy sources, starting with wind power.
So, you’ve made your bird cake, printed off your bird spotting chart, now it’s time to start twitching!!! Don’t know what twitching is? Well, a twitcher is someone who goes far and wide to find different species of birds to mark off on their bird spotting charts. You can have some fun with your friends and family by having a competition to see who's first to fill in their bird spotting chart. Remember dad, no cheating!
We love a game of conkers at Little Trekkers, Jon and Kylie see themselves as self proclaimed experts! However the tips they have been sharing in the office do leave quite a bit to be desired. Just see for yourselves……
Fancy yourself as Sherlock Holmes? Well, grab yourself a magnifying glass and your nature journal and get outside in your garden and the countryside. It’s amazing what’s out there lurking in the ground, on plants, flowers, and under bushes. Leave no stone unturned on your quest to find the goodies and baddies of the bug world. Who is responsible for eating the cabbage leaves? What is that slug up to on the tomato seedlings?
Keeping a journal is great fun. It doesn’t matter how old you are, get the whole family involved. You can get muddy, wet, covered in sand or snow on your quest to find interesting stuff to write about, paint or collect. You can even make hand and feet print pictures…Hmm, OK it looks a bit odd when mum and dad do this, so yeah, leave that to the kids!