Tagged with nature

The baby birds have hatched!

The baby birds have hatched!

For a while we’ve been watching a pair of Northern Cardinals build a nest in our garden (back yard).  It’s not in a very sensible place as it’s 5ft up in a bush right outside our back door, which makes it a pretty noisy place to be, but more sensible than the nest which was … Continue reading

Caterpillars day one

Caterpillars day one

We got back from nearly 2 weeks in England yesterday to find our caterpillars had arrived in the post. My Mum had given the girls a butterfly garden for Christmas and we had waited until the weather was warm enough outside before we ordered the caterpillars. The girls were very excited. The caterpillars were examined … Continue reading

A funeral for Sticky

What were you doing at 7am this morning?  And me?  That’s right, I was conducting a funeral for Sticky, the stick insect that the Little One rescued from our swimming pool 2 months ago. I’d noticed that he stopped moving yesterday morning (not that he moved an awful lot when I was looking!) and by yesterday … Continue reading

Crispy English Autumn Days

The girls were delighted to get home to England yesterday.  They were pleased to be in their English home rediscovering toys they’ve not seen for 2 months, delighted to have a play date within 2 hours of getting back to Reading and over the moon to see lots of familiar people who all wanted to … Continue reading

What is this?

What is this?

When I got in the car this morning I noticed this on my door: Here’s a closer picture:   I’m a bit concerned that the car is so dirty that some seeds have decided to start growing.  Perhaps it’s too deliberate a pattern for seeds though, so what is it? Answers on a postcard…  

Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos Bend State Park

Last weekend (it’s been a busy birthday week here, since the delay!) we headed out to Brazos Bend State Park, about 40 minutes South of us here in Houston.  The park is 5000 acres of lakes, oak woods and lots of wildlife. We headed for the nature discovery centre first and where there are exhibits … Continue reading

Growing crystals

Growing crystals

Following our trip to see the geodes and fluorescent rocks last week at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, the Big One chose a Grow Your Own Crystal kit at the museum shop.  We had grown sugar crystals before but this time we were going to grow rose pink crystals. The box said 10 years … Continue reading