I realised after my last post that you might have been wondering why Maxi had taken a plastic washing up basin with her on our walk around the burn and the woods. Well, it’s because we discovered on a recent walk that a light-coloured basin was much better for observing water-creatures than a fishing net, both in terms of not disturbing the creatures, as well as speed, ease and visibility:
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In our last blog post I mentioned the pre-event to our fossil hunting trip was a family fishing trip. You will know from our history that fly-fishing is a family passion and it was this year when things really took off in terms of Corwin's passion for it. So more often than not it was him suggesting to go fishing, rather than Stewart trying to persuade him.
Remember our unexpected, unplanned Fossil hunting afternoon? And that we ended up doing that as we had run out of time to visit Monkey World?
The snowdrops are here! I love these plucky little flowers that defy the chilly weather. Every year, I delight in the magical moment when the snowdrops burst forth to brighten up the bare landscape. It’s a cheering sight that heralds the arrival of Spring.
The Ruahine Range called to us again...there's so much you haven't seen yet. So, of course, we returned for more exploration, more tramping and more muddy boots!
If you go down to the woods today, you might find some bluebells. We try to see them every year, and even so, they always take our breath away.
Rock-pooling with friends, of course!
We reckon the best rock-pool in the world is right in front of our caravan site. We all make a beeline for it when visitors arrive and it never fails to disappoint.
Across the length and breadth of the UK, between October and March, you have the chance to see what is surely one of nature’s most magnificent sights: a ‘murmuration’ of starlings. Tens, or perhaps even hundreds of thousands of birds, all swooping and diving and looping across the dusk sky before settling down to roost for the night.
Some of you may remember our little fossil hunting adventure in Dorset in early summer! Well, where else would one go to hunt for fossils?
Cooking, mud, water and tools – a perfect messy play weekend!