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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Different Seasons at Johnston Gardens, Aberdeen – Day 7 #30dayswild

Day 7 of #30dayswild is about our visits to Johnston Gardens in Aberdeen during the different seasons. It might not be the biggest park in Aberdeen but it sure is unique. The park contains flowers, shrubs, rockeries, trees, as well as a stream, waterfalls, and pond with ducks and moorhens. The Mandarin duck has even made an…

Nature in the Urban Landscape – Day 2 of #30dayswild

Something simple for day 2 of #30dayswild. A wander around the streets of Aberdeen on a sunny summer’s eve. Sometimes all you need to do is look and you will find nature even in the city centre. Some seriously beautiful blooms and some cute little gardens. Just shows what you can do even with a…

Looking Back at #30DaysWild 2017 – Day 30

Today is the final day of #30DaysWild 2017! Firstly I want to congratulate all the people who took the time to get involved this month. I am sure you agree by taking part you have seen many new things during the month, and made some lovely memories. To everyone who has blogged, good job! Blogging…

Duthie Park in Aberdeen – Day 27 of #30DaysWild 2017

Day 27 of #30DaysWild looks at Robin and my walk around Duthie Park in Aberdeen. If you have been following my blog this month you may remember that we have already visited Duthie Park this month. That post concentrated on the Winter Gardens, where as this post looks at what you can see when you…

A Walk Around Den of Maidencraig – Day 24 of #30DaysWild 2017

Day 24 of #30DaysWild features a wander around Den of Maidencraig in Aberdeen. Den of Maidencraig is a local nature reserve in the Hazlehead area of Aberdeen. The last time I was here was spring 2016 where I saw loads of frogs breeding in the pond. A first for me! As you arrive at the…

A Walk Around Crathes Castle – Day 22 of #30DaysWild 

Day 22 of #30DaysWild looks at our wander around Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire. A couple of days ago I wrote about the yarn bombing at Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire. So today I thought I would write about the wander around the grounds that we had. Crathes Castle is a popular place to visit situated in…