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…

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…

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…