Nature Bracelet with Masking Tape - just <3 this simple outdoor activity for children. Turn a strip of masking tape inside out and adhere to wrist. Double over for extra width. Encourage kids to go out + explore the garden, adding their treasure hunt discoveries onto their sticky bracelet. A great way to connect with nature & start conversations about their finds.
Long-tailed Tit (aegithalos caudatus). Small flocks pass through Scottish gardens on a daily basis. Called the mob, because they charge in and make such a noise, noisier than other birds for being so small. Often Blue and Great Tits are tagging along.
I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania some time of the night, Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight; And there the snake throws her enamelled skin, Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in. -- William Shakespeare, A MIdsummer Night's Dream