It’s already 10 days into our challenge to do something wild for 30 days. Here is a slightly delayed report of our first week of being wild.
What a week it has been! We spent a lot of time outside, away from screens and devices. Perfect.
Nice weather over the weekend meant we spent quite a lot of time on the beach, finding shells and special stones, looking for crabs and sea snails once the tide went out and simply climbing on rocks.
We also visited our local Wildlife Trust Centre at Woods Mill. We love it there. We moved out-of-town about 18 months ago and found it shortly after. It’s THE reason for moving to the countryside. There is so much to do there, we wonder through the woods to find creepy crawlies under old fallen trees, we watch the swans and cygnets on the lake and the huge variety of dragonflies in the summer, we have picnics in the meadows, watching Kestrels in the sky. This time we paid a visit to the bird hide.
This time of year it’s buzzing with all sorts, not just birds. We watched a cheeky Squirrel stealing the peanuts out of one of the feeders. I desperately tried to catch a good photo of a nuthatch but failed, as usual! We also saw a little mouse coming out to have a nibble on anything the birds have dropped. Later on we watched a lark singing us a lovely song 🙂
On Monday, after a long car journey, we just stopped at the edge of our village and picked a gorgeous bunch of flowers. Noodle loves picking flowers for me and it was nice to forget the hot car and traffic we had just been in.
Tuesday was a full work day for me. Those days are not so easy for getting out and about. I get home late, chores have to be done, dinner and bedtime follows not so long after. But we saw a bumble bee in our garden and noticed how it had lots of pollen stuck to its legs. Noodle loved this; he’d never seen how they actually collect the pollen.
We had a brilliant week and look forward to doing more this week.