Charlotte’s Ramblings.

Image from canva.com I'm writing this on a chilly Saturday afternoon.  While I was waiting for the tea in the teapot to brew, I was thinking of everything that is and has been going on. Probably not the best thing to be doing on a Saturday afternoon, but I couldn't help but think about all [...]

Nature and Folklore

Hello there and welcome to a new series on Foxglove and Bee; Nature and Folklore! Each 'episode' will look at a particular species in nature and the folklore surrounding them and their significance throughout the years. In this episode, I shall be looking at Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). Hawthorn. Hawthorn in Folklore. Hawthorn is one of [...]

Getting kids into nature; Button and Squirt.

Getting kids into nature; Button and Squirt.

Welcome to another instalment from Foxglove and Bee. This week I talk about the fabulous Button and Squirt. They provide an amazing variety of products but I am focusing on their Activity books, full to the brim with facts and colour. It's a really useful resource to help with home schooling and for getting children interested in the natural world.

Ways to connect to nature in isolation, when you don’t have a garden.

Hello there and welcome back to Foxglove and Bee. In my last post I talked about all the different ways you can connect to nature during lockdown in your garden. However, I realise that not everyone has a garden and finds getting out and about on their daily exercise quite challenging for various reasons. Not [...]