Wednesday, 17 July 2013

What's That in Our Garden? Center Parcs Monthly Challenge

This months Center Parcs Challenge is about going on a nature hunt. Make your list and go spotting birds, flowers and mini beasts. By taking part you could be in with a chance of winning a Center Parcs Break for your family.

We went to Center Parcs Whinfell Forest last month and had a fantastic time, you can read all about it here, and my review here. My highlight of the week was having breakfast with a red squirrel on my patio on the last morning.

Today it was another scorcher and to be honest I didn't feel like going out anywhere. We went out in the sun last weekend and although we had a lovely time the heat took it's toll and made us moody, in particular, Star who doesn't like be too hot.

So we decided to do this challenge in our own back garden. It probably would have been better to do it last week as it looked more like a jungle, but Daddy has been hard at work and chopped everything down. So we had very little foliage to rummage through.

We didn't make a list, we just went hunting and made our list up as we went along.
Here is our list of what we found:

  • Spiders: 6, many were really quick at running away so we only got photos of 3 of them.
  • Slugs: 1, it was really hot and the slugs were hiding well
  • Snails: loads, hiding under leaves, bricks and even our bin bag.
  • Lice: lots, hiding under stones and bricks
  • Bees: 2, very quick ones that wouldn't stay still long enough to have their photo taken.
  • Hornet: 1
  • Plume Moth: 1, hiding in our wendy house.
spider web and spider

Hornet, Plume Moth and Lice

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. you dont have to go far to find small wildlife and I am sure they had as much fun in the garden as they would have done out. You can keep your spiders. Dont blame them all for hiding under things, far to hot for beasties to be put.

  2. I've not read about the center parcs challenge, sounds like a lovely idea though and a perfect Country Kids opportunity. Thanks for linking.

  3. how special to have seen that Red Squirrel when you were away. It is amazing what can be found close to home too though isn't it. xxx


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