We dabbled in a bit of wild art today and visited the Woollen Woods project at Axmouth Community Woodland Orchard, where a host of knitted and felted creatures were waiting to be found amongst the trees. Izzy filled in the worksheet and decided that the animal she was most like was an owl, because she was clever (modest, too!)
Although the pond looked muddy and uninspiring, on closer inspection, we found it teeming with life – Water Boatmen, tadpoles, newts, Common Blue Damselflies, Large Red Damselflies and at least 5 Broad-bodied Chasers fighting for air-space. We were armed with sketch books and crayons, so Izzy drew a picture of the pond and its inhabitants. Then, we meandered back up the hill and the kids checked out a wonderful example of a willow dome and tunnel.
Afterwards (because it had been at least 10 minutes since we had last eaten) we had a picnic at Coronation Corner, overlooking the Axe Estuary, where plenty of ducks, gulls and swans, provided opportunities for more sketching.
Total Wild Time: 2 hours 30 mins (ish)