More Nests!

C. really has a thing for owls so I was really excited to find this owl nest cam. There goes this month’s internet quota, LOL!

Our nest has chicks in it, but I can’t tell much more than that. I snapped this shot from the outside, and you can see how hidden it is, but I noticed a stressed-looking parent staring at me from the nearby lemon, so I left the area.

The nest, from the walkway of the garden. I can't believe it's so close to where we often walk.


Playing in the Great Outdoors

When the weather cools down, I love going outside. I’m enjoying some resources for the outdoors with children.

Playing in the Great Outdoors is an interesting podcast. You have to scroll down to find it. I haven’t listened to all of it yet.

The website Growing Kids is very comprehensive, and I love the quick search feature at Nature Rocks (They are on Facebook too.)

8 Simple Tips is an online article that includes this gem:

    5. Sculpt. By providing your children with opportunities to move and create, you are sculpting their brains. Play fosters new neural connections and prunes existing ones. As kids sculpt snow and sand, they sculpt their futures.

Nature’s Playground is a great read. I just borrowed it from the library again. The only reason I haven’t bought this one is the chapter on Winter is all about snow, but I will definitely be posting some of activities from this book.

I’d love to hear some of your favourites, especially if anyone knows an Australian resource that has the Australian seasons. I’m tired of reading books describing summer as the ‘green’ season as my garden bakes brown.