Well, more than 2 weeks have passed since we started the 30 Days Wild challenge. You can read how we did in week 1 here.
The first two weeks were the easy part in a way, as we were on holiday in France for most of it. Sustaining it when we’re back in cold and drizzly Britain is the difficult bit!
Having said that, 30 Days Wild doesn’t have to be about galloping through the countryside every single day, it can be as much about learning, or about nurturing wildlife eg feeding birds or making a place for bugs to stay.
Here’s what we got up to in our second week of wildlife:
Day 1: We were at Vallee Des Singes (Valley of the Monkeys- post here), but it was the farmyard which was a big success for my little monkey. He loves getting hands-on with animals, and couldn’t resist the little goats, which he wanted to take home.
Day 2: We went to a village we adore, Verteuille-Sur-Charentes, and had a lovely walk by the river, looking at the fish swimming in the shallow water.
Day 3: The boys were very excited to catch some photos of this black bee. We saw a few of them in France, they are absolutely huge and very noisy!
Day 4: We went to a Plan d’Eau near to us. A lovely big lake which is teeming with wildlife. Here, Daddy & H were initially looking for ducks they could hear in the reeds, and ended up spotting some lovely dragonflies and damselflies
Day 5: We stopped at the roadside to photograph this lovely row of poppies growing wild
Day 6: Geese & ducks by the river
Day 7: Home again and watching Springwatch on TV with my dog!