We walk in the woods across the road at least weekly, although we sometimes vary the path through. Getting out and about in the countryside around us is a very important part of our home education experience and we try to keep an eye open to spot new and interesting things and to learn a little about what we find on our walks.
There follows a series of photos are mostly taken by Nin – as she got off the path and went into the undergrowth. Some photos may have a caption if you scroll over them.
Sometimes it’s fun to explore off the usual path and see what you find!
At the edge of the woods we were surprised by a shriek and looked up to see the underside of two buzzards – really very close! However, we couldn’t get the camera out quick enough to take a photo of them before they’d wheeled much further away. We also managed to snap a nosey blackbird – keeping an eye on us from the bare trees.
Also this week we were treated to a sparrowhawk sitting on our the back fence of our garden – but again, before we could get back with a camera it had flown off!