A house for a mouse and a nest of baby birds

We made a house for a mouse in the woods today but, even though we sat and watched for ages and ages, we didnt see a mouse come to live in it. Maybe next week.

We also found a nest with some eggs and some very new baby birds in it. We think maybe a blue tit laid the eggs because they were white with some brown speckles on them. The birds were very ugly and had no feathers at all. We could see their beaks though and their eyes.

Spring flowers on the way to school

Our pre-schoolers went on a visit to school this morning and, on the way, we noticed some more wildflowers. This time we found white, yellow, purple and pink ones. We’ve made a stab at naming them, happy to accept corrections however 😊

Spring flowers in the woods

Now that spring is really here we have been noticing changes in the woods. Spring flowers are starting to appear and here are some that we noticed today. We also were very interested in the different kinds of moss we could see, some was fluffy, some spiky, some soft and some jaggy. There were so many different kinds of green too! We collected some leaves, lots of different shapes and sizes and sorted the flowers into colours. We found white wood sorrel and bluebells, purple bluebells and violets and blue bluebells. We also some some bracken starting to grow – it was curled up in a roll and it was fluffy to touch.

Getting our garden ready

We spent some time this morning getting our garden ready for planting. We tidied up the weeds (and decided that weeds are just plants growing in the wrong places) and dug up our flower beds ready to plant. We are going to plant some vegetables, we think carrots, pumpkins, potatoes and yummy cabbage would be good and also some flowers, maybe some rainbow roses and sunflowers!