A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Sunday, 18 June 2017
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Amanda Peters from "The Quiet Walker" spotted a piece on Pinterest about doing a Nature Scavenger Hunt. Please see here Hope the link works -
unfortunately I am not a member of Pinterest so am unable to let the person know I am taking part but I think Amanda may be participating and also Pam from "Pam's Place".
Nature Scavenger Hunt
I have used a bit of "poetic licence" with some of the subjects as you will see!!
I find "fuzzy" difficult to define but this is my contribution
Two Kinds of Seeds
Common Sorrel and Ribwort Plantain in the garden mini wildflower meadow
Two pieces of man-made litter
The first are pots and plant trays and will be recycled and used again. The second is D's old Lara Croft Tomb Raider litter bin and I really do have no idea at all what it is doing in the garden!
A gypsy flower
Pebbles on the Bridleway at Southfields Farm - smoothish!!
Bark - Silver Birch
Two Different Types of Leaves
Holly and Acer
Something which makes a noise
These broom seeds will make a noise in a few weeks when they have dried out and start to disperse their seeds.
A chewed leaf
A Beautiful Rock
This piece of Wenlock Limestone is from my fossil collection. It is around 420 million years old laid down in the Silurian Period when the West Midland was covered by warm shallow, tropical seas. I love the amount of fossils in this rock and the way that it has captured the organisms in a moment of geological time.
Something that you think is beautiful
I just love Sweet Williams so reminiscent of cottage gardens and my grandmother's in particular.
A pine cone
Or rather several! This arrangement is in a copper jug on a fireplace.
or in my case a collection of sticks on the floor of the mini wood at the top of the garden.
Something you think is a treasure
Garden mini wildflower meadow. There is always something new in flower when you wonder up the garden and at this time of year it is full of insects.
Many thanks to the person on pinterest for suggesting such a lovely idea.
Welcome to my blog. I have been interested in natural history from an early age and we have tried to create a garden attractive to wildlife. I also enjoy reading, photography, collecting fossils, visiting historic buildings and gardens and supporting Aston Villa. Please feel free to leave a comment and, if you would like to email me, my email address is ciraggedrobinsATgmail.com - remember to replace AT with @. Thank you for visiting.