Monthly Archives: August 2011

The next chapter

I was just adding links to my old blogs in the ‘about us’ page and realised that when I started my last blog in 2005 it was the beginning of official home ed for Marcus. This year has seen him … Continue reading

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Pond Life

Outdoor Hour Challenge from The Handbook of Nature Study Blog August has definitely been the month of pond dipping around here and not through any effort on my part! It’s just been one of those things that we seem to … Continue reading

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Dragonflies

I’ve been wanting to do some of the Outdoor Hour Challenges from this blog lately. We did do a bit of a study on sunflowers last month, but I forgot to write it up and well you know how it … Continue reading

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Lazy, simple days

Building dams across a river for an hour or two with friends – bliss! Only wish we had a secret spot to do similar near us now! Thanks to J&J for having us today and for the weather for being … Continue reading

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Under the Sea party

It was the annual Beans party last weekend and we were lucky enough to manage to attend as well as do the whole birdfair thing too as it wasn’t too far away. It did mean we had to leave much … Continue reading

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Birdfair with kids

I remember finding out about Birdfair last year and thinking that it might be a pretty cool place to try and visit, not too far away, not hugely expensive, but I wasn’t sure if my family would be up for … Continue reading

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Bird ringing

we went to a bird ringing demonstration at our local nature reserve last weekend. Some friends of ours had done it before and said it was such a fab experience so I was looking for a chance to watch it. … Continue reading

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