Yesterday was the first official day of spring, so what better excuse to get out exploring the great outdoors this weekend?
We’ve put together a checklist of things to keep an eye out for, whether you’re out on a countryside walk with the kids, or are heading out with a camera and want some springtime photo inspiration.
We first heard about SEEDBALL through Twitter and were so excited when we received a little package through the post with a tin of butterfly mix seedballs to scatter at Green Village HQ.
Encouraging wildlife into gardens and the wider environment is something close to our hearts. From pollination of plants to the fruit in British orchards and vegetables in allotments and veg plots around the UK, bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects have a key role to play. Wild flowers can be a simple and beautiful way to encourage more wildlife to flourish, and with SEEDBALL, a fantastic product launched by Project Maya, it couldn’t be easier.
Finding new ways to spend your free time and entertain the kids isn’t always easy, but what better way than to let nature do the work for you.
In Autumn there is a wealth of colour and abundance of fruits and nuts, plus wildlife preparing for the winter giving you plenty to spot on a woodland walk or a trip through the countryside, and around the UK there are certainly plenty of places and open countryside to visit and enjoy.
Whilst collecting the eggs and feeding the chickens this morning and enjoying a few rays of sunshine (a rarity this week, and that of course did not last!) I was very pleased to see four bees hard at work trooping between the various plants and flowers in the garden. A little bee almost like a miniature bumble bee was enjoying itself on a purple-blue comfrey flower; two honey bees were navigating their way around the aquilegias, and a fourth fellow settled himself for a rest on a lilac leaf, no doubt glad of the sun as I was!