To Daffodils Fair daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon; As yet the early-rising sun Has not attain’d his noon. Stay, stay, Until the hasting day Has run But to the evensong; And, having prayed together, we Will go with you along. We have short time to stay, as [...]
Tag: Natural Education
Easy Nature Crafts – Number 3 – Popcorn Garland for Birds.
Hello, I'm back with another super quick and simple craft idea, that is plastic free and also provides food for the birds. Of course, using popcorn as Christmas decoration isn't anything new, it has been done for decades. Whilst it may not be the shiniest or the glitziest, it is very effective and it has [...]
Poetry Mondays – My November Guest by Robert Frost.
My November Guest. My Sorrow, when she's here with me,Thinks these dark days of autumn rainAre beautiful as days can be;She loves the bare, the withered tree;She walks the sodden pasture lane. Her pleasure will not let me stay.She talks and I am fain to list:She's glad the birds are gone away,She's glad her simple [...]
Let the Autumnal Festivities Begin! Hello everyone, Hope you are all ok and keeping as positive as you can. I just want to let you know that as Half Term is here, I will be posting all sorts from crafts, activities and folklore stories etc all in relation to nature and wildlife to keep [...]
5 Signs Of The Changing Season To Look Out For.
Hello everyone! Hope you are ok. We are now well into the official meteorological start of autumn, but between, darker, crisper days, I think it is fair to say that we are still fortunate enough to have some lovely sunny, blue sky days too. As time goes on, however, we will undoubtedly witness the return [...]
Poetry Mondays – The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Raven. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber [...]
The Wild Swans at Coole, William Yeats.
Swan on Elterwater. The Wild Swans at Coole The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky; Upon the brimming water among the stones Are nine-and-fifty swans. The nineteenth autumn has come upon me Since I first made my count; I [...]
Today, Sir David Attenborough Joined Instagram.
So the legend that is Sir David Attenborough has launched a new way to encourage us to help the Natural World. After 60 years of working, in television, radio and literature, Sir Dave has now entered into the arena of Social Media. This is fantastic news as Instagram has such a massive audience, especially among [...]
Fall, Leaves, Fall – A Poem by Emily Bronte.
As the weather seems to have taken a turn for the worst, here is a poem by Emily Bronte that wishes for stormy, dramatic bad weather. Fall, Leaves, Fall. Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. I shall smile [...]
Sweet (ish) Autumnal Recipes.
Have I mentioned that it is Autumn yet?! As I have said before, I often start to struggle when the nights draw in. So one of the things I like to do to help me through is to plan different seasonal activities that I can easily do to help pass the time. And one of [...]