May and shoes are off
Slowing us all down, fox walking along sunlit paths through coppiced sycamore, hazel and ash, noticing tracks, burrows and poos left by other creatures. A weasel?
Making beautiful nature observation books
Keeping a nature observation scrap book has helped me learn the names of creatures, bees and plants, taking note when I first noticed them. We started this activity early in spring at Nature ranger when I purchased a scrap book and we began recording what we saw and heard each session. We have seen celandine and wood sorrel, come and go, blue bells, greater wood rush and cleavers grow, early purple orchids bloom and wood speedwell scatter about the paths. It opens up the world right in front of us. Children at nature ranger spent time copying images of butterflys and birds to put on their covers.