Today has been a busy day at work and with friends visiting hasn’t left much time for wildness. Alice has started to encounter the creatures of England through the stories of Beatrix Potter. My partner Amy has been reading these classic stories to settle her for bed. Next month marks what would of been the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter. Certainly a women worth celebrating. Her stories have delighted parents and children for many years. But more importantly for her work buying up large parts of the Lake District around her home to be preserved for years to come. The National Trust has a number of events to celebrate.
While Alice is starting a new series of books I have also started a new book-Richard Louv-Last child in the wood. I’m sure many of you will be familiar with this book detailing how children have lost touch with nature. This has been recommended for a long time, but I haven’t got round to it. But with a new child I want to make sure Alice gets the opportunities to enjoy nature. A chapter in I am enjoying this thoroughly.
I have also stated a new audiobook-The butterfly Isle by Patrick Barkham. Over a year Patrick tried to find all 59 species of British butterfly. So far covered 10 species, but I’ve a feeling it’s now going to start getting harder for him to find the other 49. An interesting challenge taken on by someone who states that they had become detached from a love of nature in their childhood.
Hopefully tomorrow will see a bit more wild as planning to take my class out to feel the grass under their feet.