Magic of trees
One of my aims this year is to help the children to recognize different tree species. Westonbirt Arboretum is a perfect place to practise. Also a perfect place to enjoy a walk in the woods. Just so revitalizing.
I admit that I’ve had to refresh my tree knowledge too. Not that I mind.
Eldest was even able to name a tree that I didn’t know. She’d read it in a book. Smile. I must be doing something right.
Plenty of wildflowers to recognise or learn about too. This beauty is a cuckoo flower. Such a great name for a spring flower. It was Spring two years ago that we were listening to the cuckoo call down on the Somerset Levels.
The children ran from one flowering tree or bush to another, asking the names. Declaring that each new one was now their favourite.
Fun to happen across a lovely simple wooden play area. Nestled in among the trees.
No signage, but the natural draw of a good place to play.
I suspect they would have stayed and played. A lot longer. Time to go home.
These are from our garden. This time of year is just the time to spot a bee-fly. Like a tiny humming bird with a proboscis as long as its body. It hangs in the air, hovering. Interesting little flies. Children loved learning about the tactics they use to ensure their offspring thrive.
Breathe. So nice to be outside. Even better to use it as an outside classroom.
Joining in with #CountryKids.