About the author


Kirsty is the mum of two kids and has spent the last 16 years on a quest to get them outside more, enjoying nature and the world around them.


Pond Dipping!

By Kirsty / August 17, 2012

We love going pond dipping and have done it many times in the past.  We often go along to reserves or organised events as it’s great to have experts on hand to identify things.  I actually volunteer myself now at said events, and love to pass on what knowledge I have with kids.  A fantastic […]


Ten ways to get kids outside when they hate nature!

By Kirsty / August 9, 2012

Some kids really do not like nature which although is a shame, is just part of us all being individual.  So what kinds of things can you do if  you want to get kids outside but they hate bugs, birds wildlife? Here are my top ten ideas: Get on your bike with TeamGB’s cycling successes […]


Let’s Go Geocaching

By Kirsty / August 2, 2012

We’re searching through the undergrowth and I keep glancing furtively around to see if anyone’s watching.  All of a sudden I hear ‘got it!!’ and my DS holds a plastic box aloft with the biggest grin imagineable across his face. This is what’s known as geocaching – have you ever given it a try? So […]


Getting involved with Wildlife Surveys

By Kirsty / July 27, 2012

One thing that was introduced to us last year was wildlife surveys and they can be a really great way to give focus to a walk or, if like me, there are only so many times you can walk round the country park nearby without getting bored! Yesterday while were were out walking and taking […]


Great days out – Nature reserves

By Kirsty / July 22, 2012

So the summer holidays have arrived and the the scramble is on for ideas for great days out.  The problem with this is that sometimes it can get incredibly expensive.  So, allow me to make a suggestion – visit a nature reserve! There are many nature reserves in the UK, and they can vary from […]


Art at the beach

By Kirsty / July 20, 2012

We love being beside the sea and would be there every day if we could. No matter what kind of beach you end up at you can make some art. Sand Art From building the traditional sandcastles and decorating with shells, to a more elaborate race track to ride your car around.  My 12 year […]


Spider webs in the rain

By Kirsty / July 20, 2012

On rainy days it can be hard to think of ways to get the kids outside at all.  Keep checking back in our rainy days category for more ideas if the weather fails you. Spiders.  Some kids love them, some hate them.  But one thing that can generally be agreed on is the beauty of […]


Nature Journals

By Kirsty / July 10, 2012

I’ll probably talk a lot about nature journals on here.  I love the idea of them and would really recommend them to anyone as a way of documenting the things you see and to encourage kids to really *look* at nature. So, what are the options for making a nature journal?  What you decide on […]

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