6th March 2017 – Tree climbing


Whilst Izzy was at zumba, Grandma and I took E to the Labyrinth in Seaton. Whilst I was walking the winding path, I turned around to find E up a tree. He had climbed a little Holm Oak and was sitting happily in the branches. He is not so good at climbing down as climbing up though and as I got there to help him, he let go and I caught him.

Total wild time – about 30 mins (E), Izzy 0 mins

5th March 2017 – Aborted wild time

All our plans for wild time went out the window today due to the horrible weather. Izzy should have been pony riding, but there was a storm and she was still suffering with a cough, so we cancelled that. And we planned to take some things over to the allotment, but the wind was so strong, we decided that it was just too dangerous. The poor old dog didn’t even get a walk.

Total wild time – 0 mins

3rd March 2017 – Cancelled welly walk

Izzy’s class welly walk was cancelled due to bad weather, so the only wild time we got was walking to Grandmum and Grandad’s house to help them move in. The Coly was overflowing its banks and we paused to watch a Heron fishing in the swollen river. We also watched the birds at the bird feeders in my parent’s garden, including 2 Pheasants, before tucking into fish and chips for dinner.

Total wild time – 15 mins (Izzy), E 0 mins

28th February 2017 – Herons

We failed to get any real wild time today, but we had 2 close Heron encounters, once whilst driving back from Tesco, when a Heron carrying a very large branch flew by and then again when we took the dog for a walk and saw a Heron flying away from a field ditch in Colyton.

Total wild time – 20 mins (E), Izzy 0 mins

27th February 2017 – Ducks


I took E and Bramble for a walk around Colyton and was amazed when E correctly pointed out that there were no ‘mummy’ ducks hanging out on the river today. We were also happy to see a rainbow

IMG_0209Later, whilst Izzy was at zumba, I took E to the wetlands for a spin on his balance bike. He giggled hysterically as he careered along the tracks. We paused to gaze out at the Shelducks on Black Hole Marsh. The rain started to fall and by the time we were back at the car, E was complaining of freezing fingers.

Total wild time – about 1 hour 10 mins (E), Izzy 0 mins