Visiting Hazlehead Park – Day 12 of #30DaysWild

Day 12 of #30DaysWild was a trip to Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen. It’s been a while since we have been (not since lockdown) so it was a nice change in scenery. We even managed to get a coffee from a kiosk there too! Not long after we arrived we saw two girls from Robin’s nursery…

An Evening Stroll along the River Don – Day 11 of #30DaysWild

Day 11 of #30DaysWild is a snapshot of what I encountered during my walk along the River Don in the evening. This walk was different as I was alone. Most walks in lockdown have been a family trip out and I’ve only been out twice to walk myself. Alone time during lockdown has been a…

Pressing Flowers Using an Iron – Day 10 of #30DaysWild

Day 10 of #30DaysWild saw me pressing some flowers and leaves I had gathered both from the garden and out on a walk. I’ve certainly not done this in a very long time so I turned to Google for some advice, where I found out you could not only press flowers the old fashioned way…

Meet the Woolly Bear Caterpillar – Day 9 of #30DaysWild

Day 9 of #30DaysWild was all thanks to spotting a caterpillar whilst Robin and Dada were on a walk. This hairy wriggly thing can really cover some ground quickly! Watch Robin tell Dada about what happens to the caterpillar in the video below. I have to say when I was working and got sent that…

Avocado Trees & Narwhal Sand Art – Day 8 of #30DaysWild

Day 8 of #30DaysWild was another day for indoor activities. Today we picked two smaller projects to get involved in. Activity 1 – Planting an Avocado Stone 🥑 This activity was included in our Mud and Bloom box but it’s easy enough to do yourself. All you need is 🥑 – an avocado, a glass…

RSPB Sticker Activity Book – Day 7 of #30DaysWild

Day 7 of #30DaysWild was an indoor day, we didn’t really go outside and explore. Robin was gifted the RSPB ‘My First Birds and Wildlife’ book for his birthday, which back then I thought would be perfect to feature in 30 Days Wild. This book is perfect for toddlers and a nice introduction to wildlife….

A Trip to Seaton Park, Aberdeen – Day 6 of #30DaysWild

Day 6 of #30DaysWild saw us visit Seaton Park in Aberdeen, a park which offers water, woodland, gardens and parkland! We started up by St Machar Cathedral, a stone’s throw away from University of Aberdeen. Once through the gates we headed to the river. It was a beautiful day and very busy! Trying to keep…

Wildflowers – Day 5 of #30DaysWild

Day 5 of #30DaysWild is all about wildflowers. Before I speak about the wildflowers I gathered, I want to touch upon whether you should pick wildflowers or not. This topic divides opinion amongst many. However after seeking guidance from official sources picking wildflowers is ok as long as you do it responsibly and legally. Plantlife.org.uk…

Easy Bird Feeders – Day 4 of #30DaysWild

This activity is quick and simple that it even held the attention of my 3 year old. Having said that, it may have just been the peanut butter. You will have to judge yourself when you see the video 😂🤦 I’ve seen this tutorial all over social media recently and it is the perfect 30…

Back to Basics – Leaf Rubbing. Day 3 of #30DaysWild

Sometimes it’s the simplest of ideas and activities that can provide enjoyment. I’m talking about leaf rubbing 🌿🖍 Remember in school you used to go out and do bark rubbings and leaf rubbings? I remember one year we did a project about trees and my group were allocated the Ash tree. I loved it and…

Planting Sunflowers & Radishes – Day 2 of #30DaysWild

Day 2 of #30dayswild saw us planting up our sunflower and radish seeds we got from our May edition of our Mud & Bloom box. Mud & Bloom are a subscription box that send you nature inspired activities each month. We got our first one from a friend as a gift for Robin’s 3rd birthday….

#30DaysWild 2020 – Here We Come!

Oh it is good to be back! I’ve been away from blogging for too long. What better way to start again than during June, the official 30 Days Wild month! This is the 6th year I have taken part in the challenge! In that time I’ve had a child (Robin now 3) which changed my…