Spring Forward!

In case you haven't heard - the clocks have gone forward 1 hour. That means lighter days ahead (literally and hopefully figuratively).  To me, this is fabulous news. Longer evenings make me feel like I can be more productive - I will be less likely to want to curl up and call it a day [...]

Poetry Mondays – On a Lane In Spring by John Clare

On a Lane in Spring.   A Little Lane, the brook runs close besideAnd spangles in the sunshine while the fish glide swiftly byAnd hedges leafing with the green spring tideFrom out their greenery the old birds flyAnd chirp and whistle in the morning sunThe pilewort glitters ‘neath the pale blue skyThe little robin has [...]

Poetry Mondays – The Reminder by Thomas Hardy.

The Reminder.   While I watch the Christmas blazePaint the room with ruddy rays,Something makes my vision glideTo the frosty scene outside. There, to reach a rotting berry,Toils a thrush, — constrained to veryDregs of food by sharp distress,Taking such with thankfulness. Why, O starving bird, when IOne day's joy would justify,And put misery out [...]

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 [...]

Exciting Update!

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 [...]