30 Days Wild 2021 Days 1 – 5

It’s June which means one thing – #30daywild 🌿 I’ve now been taking part in this initiative by The Wildlife Trust for 7 years! Blogging, photographing, read, creating and videoing my way through many different wildlife and nature related experiences. I’ve even been on Radio BBC Scotland speaking about the challenge before! In 2020 it…

One year of COVID-19 – reflecting on the year we all stayed at home

One year of Covid-19, who saw that coming?! Back in July 2020 I wrote about 5 things I learned during life in COVID-19 lockdown. As things began to ease, nurseries re-opened and we could once again go into people’s houses. It was as if “lockdown” was a thing of the past. How naive was I?!

5 Things I’ve learned during life in COVID-19 lockdown

As we pass the four month mark of working from home things have started to change. We have begun to leave our “new normal” for an even “newer normal”. As the lockdown rules relax establishments are opening their doors and we can spend time once again with our friends and family. Monday 27th July marks…

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Fungi – Day 26 of #30DaysWild

I remember when I started to become interested in fungi, I was watching a film that was aired on BBC’s Autumnwatch a few years ago and my imagination was captured. Who knew they were so fascinating! From then I started to take more notice when out for walks and signed up for a Fungi walk…

A Mini Bug Hotel – Day 22 of #30DaysWild

Day 22 of #30dayswild saw us make a mini bug hotel. I’ve had aspirations to make a bigger one but this little one is very quick, easy and toddler friendly! We also did this as part of National Insect Week 🐜 What you will need: String A plastic bottle Sticks Grass Moss Scissors Instructions: 1….

Air Drying Clay & Flowers – Day 21 of # 30DaysWild

Day 21 of #30DaysWild was another crafty activity involving air drying clay and foliage. This was something Robin and I tried last year, but sadly as the clay dried it cracked. This time I did a bit more research on materials and technique and I have to say I’m delighted with the results! Although Robin…

A wander around Walker Dam in Aberdeen – Day 20 of #30DaysWild

Day 20 of #30DaysWild involved an unplanned visit to Walker Dam in Aberdeen. After what was just going to be a quick look, turned into a much longer explore of an area we didn’t know existed! If you are looking for somewhere new to explore I’d recommend it. Located just off of Springfield Road in…

A Nature Filled Day – Day 18 of #30DaysWild

Day 18 of #30DaysWild involved a few things including a discovery of a pretty impressive fungus! Today I decided it would be a good day to go and add one of Robin’s rocks to the big rock snake in our local community. After painting rocks for day 15 they were now all sealed ready to…

An Urban Wildflower Meadow – Day 17 of #30DaysWild

Day 17 of #30dayswild saw us explore an urban wildflower meadow. I’ve featured this on #30dayswild in previous years, but it’s so pretty I couldn’t help going back. Every year the same area is left to grow and go wild at the BP headquarters in Dyce. I drive past it most days (or would before…

Getting Artsy with Rocks – Day 15 of #30DaysWild

Day 15 of #30DaysWild saw us decorating rocks! This popular activity has really boomed since lockdown with many people painting rocks with motivational messages. These have been placed at popular walking spots up and down the country. In our local area we have been finding them down by the River Don during our frequent walks….