30 Days Wild – Week 3

Sunflower Head

Wow, where did that week go?

It’s always hectic, isn’t it, when you’re just back from holiday, and back to school? Back to earth with a bump.

It has been much harder to keep up with 30 days wild, firstly because my children are back at school, and I prefer to do the challenge with them, and secondly because we’re back in Britain with the good old British weather!

Our previous posts, week 1 and week 2, were full of wildlife (even on the rainy days), but being home has been as much about plants, and about research.

Day 15 – we spotted a solitary wild plant pushing through the brick on our driveway. I think it was oil seed rape? (It was such a boring photo that it since got deleted!)

Day 16 – I think I might have failed on this day. We did walk through the park to school – does that count as something wild? I didn’t get any photos of it though.

Day 17 – Toby showing that boys can wear flowers too (and look pretty cool, may I say?)

Boy with flower bracelet
Boys can wear flowers too!

Day 18 – We planted some sunflowers in the garden. They are great for wildlife, and also very cheery!

Sunflower planting
Planting sunflowers in the garden

Day 19 – The sunflowers were closely tended by my big boy, and I just couldn’t resist taking a photo of one.

Sunflower Head
Beautiful sunflower head

Day 20 – Feeling the cool, soft grass under my hot sausage toes! It was a really hot day, and I couldn’t wait to kick off my shoes!

Feet on grass
Feeling the grass beneath my feet

Day 21 – Today I learned that the black bee I photographed in France was in fact a Carpenter Bee, so spent some time looking up more information about it. I learned that this was the male bee, because it didn’t have a stinger, but it is prone to being aggressive and ‘facing up’ to people, just as this one did to me! The females can have a nasty sting though, so beware! Also, they like to burrow into bare wood, so get the paintbrush out!

Posing large black bee
A black bee faced up to pose for me!

Cuddle Fairy

11 Replies to “30 Days Wild – Week 3”

  1. That bumble bee shot is amazing! You should enter it for a competition! 🙂

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thank you – it was just on my phone

  2. Love all your happy photos. The bee shot is awesome.
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      That’s kind of you Sylvia x

  3. love the bumblebee pic!
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks Rachel x

  4. Wow these are incredible pictures! What a lovely day, I love the daisy chain photo too. Thanks for linking up to #stayclassymama

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thank you Bridie, that’s really kind of you to say

  5. It is hard to get out in this weather! My kids just finished school so I’m looking forward to more time together. The photos with the flowers came out beautiful! And you were brave to face up to that bee rather than run for it! lol Good luck with the rest of your wild weeks. Thanks so much for joining us at #BloggerClubUK
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thank you Becky, and thanks for coming over!

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