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…

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…

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 Look Around the Garden – Day 16 of #30DaysWild

Day 16 of #30DaysWild takes a look around our garden. Robin has still been ill after his injections so we haven’t been able to venture far. Still there are plenty of interesting things to find at home. Daddy was out in the garden replenishing the bird food when he came across a dead baby bird…

A Wildflower Hunt – Day 11 of #30DaysWild 2017

Today is day number 11 of #30DaysWild and we decided to do a wildflower hunt! Not far from our house are the BP Headquarters in Aberdeen. Every year they leave a large patch of their land for wildflowers to grow. Today we decided to go and have a look and try out the Great British…

The Importance of Wildflowers – Day 17 of 30 Days Wild

Day 17 of 30 Days Wild looks at the importance of wildflowers and grass verges. I remember a year or so ago going to see Chris Packham speak and he talked about how our grass verges were being destroyed putting strain on our ecosystem. There has also been a lot of talk about the decline…