Four Nature Books for Toddlers – Day 10 #30dayswild

Robin loves to read and if the book has flaps to lift up, even better! Quite often when he first wakes up he points to his books to read one, and last thing at night it is the same. As you can imagine a lot of his books are centred around nature. Last year I…

Persley Walled Garden – Day 8 #30dayswild

Day 8 of #30dayswild looks at one of those locations which you drive past frequently and always think “I should go there” and rarely ever do! For me that is Persley Walled Garden in Aberdeen. I’ve been there a few times but not since last year. In fact one outing to Persley Walled Garden was…

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…

The Humble Snail – Day 4 of #30dayswild

I’ve always favoured snails over slugs when I see them in the garden, not sure why I just think their shells are quite cool. Not that I’d ever hurt a slug, in fact when I was little I stroked a slug with my thumb. That slug goo wouldn’t come off for ages! Not my best…

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…

Getting Ready for 30 Days Wild 2018

It is almost June, which means it is almost time for the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge! This will be my 4th year taking part in the challenge and this year I will be blogging and sharing my adventures with Robin Oleander on my social media accounts. Make sure you don’t miss out by…

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…

Nature Inspired Baby Clothes – Day 29 of #30DaysWild 2017

Day 29 of #30DaysWild looks at nature inspired baby clothes. There is no denying that baby clothes are adorable, especially girls. But boys stuff has got better and there are some pretty cool items out there. I’m a sucker for going and buying my wee boy clothes and I’m always drawn to animal print. I…

Save and Grow Trees – Day 28 of #30DaysWild 2017

Day 28 of #30DaysWild looks at young trees I have growing in my garden. A couple of years ago when digging up the soil in my front garden I found a little acorn which had started to germinate. I decided to plant it up in a pot and see what would happen. Over the last…

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…

RSPB Loch of Strathbeg – Day 26 of #30DaysWild 2017

Day 26 of #30DaysWild takes a look at a trip to RSPB Loch of Strathbeg in Aberdeenshire. Last time we went to RSPB Loch of Strathbeg was probably a couple of years ago. Since then a new visitor centre has been created which looked pretty good! The reserve has numerous hides and walks as well…