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Animal tracking for kids – how to get started

By Kirsty / February 24, 2017

One really fun nature activity for kids is animal tracking – looking for signs that an animal has been around a certain area and working out which animal it is.  It’s fun and accessible – even toddlers and little kids can do it. So what do you need to get started? In actual fact, you […]

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Best charities to teach about nature and wildlife

By Kirsty / January 20, 2017

Over the years I have had the chance to visit some wonderful nature reserves around the UK that were run by charities.  My kids have also learned loads from being members of charities and getting through newsletters and magazines.  So which ones are worth looking at to teach kids about nature, wildlife and our environment?  There […]

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How to make a weather diary for kids

By Kirsty / January 14, 2017

Making a weather diary is a great activity for kids no matter what the season.  It’s especially a good activity to keep them connected with the outdoors even when the weather might not be so great to be spending it outside lots so perfect for winter then! Making a weather diary with kids The simplest […]

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Learning about garden birds with the Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

By Kirsty / January 12, 2017

One of my favourite things to do with my kids is to watch the birds outside in the garden.  It has the added benefit of being something that can be done on a really cold winters day too, without having to go outside!  I’ve talked a bit before about getting kids started with birdwatching so do […]

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Let’s go on a bat walk!

By Kirsty / August 3, 2016

Bats are really mysterious creatures, not helped by tales of vampires and images in movies.  Going on a bat walk can bring you much closer to these animals and help you learn lots about them. Finding local bat walks Quite often you’ll find that local nature groups or bat conservationists will run bat walks.  If […]

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Join in the Big Butterfly Count!

By Kirsty / July 30, 2016

I’ve written before about some of the conservation activities that you can join in with along side your kids.  I wanted to talk a little about one that’s going on right now and that you can take part in for the next week (it started mid July and runs until August 7th 2016 so still […]

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The best bug hunting kits for kids

By Kirsty / July 29, 2016

If you’re looking to get your kids interested in nature and want to start by simply collecting minibeasts to study then a bug hunting kit is going to be on your list of things to get.  You can either purchase a ready made kit, or you can make your own – surely the best bug […]

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Bored Kids? Join in the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleep Out!

By Kirsty / July 24, 2016

I love the RSPB for bringing wildlife in to the view of little ones and one way they’ve been doing this lately is by running events throughout the year encouraging everyone to get out in nature.  They do bird counts at the beginning of the year and in the summer holidays they have the Big […]

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