A quick after school random act of wildness today. We printed off the Wildlife Trust’s young supporter Wildlife Watch’s mini nature reserve activity and got to work.
We found an old rectangular plant pot, some compost, a couple of rocks, some twigs and small branch and an old yogurt pot. F poured the compost into the pot, then we added all our bits and pieces and poured some water into the yogurt pot.We will now wait and watch to see what magic happens in our mini nature reserve.
This activity is a bit like the gardening. It’s a slow burner, which can be frustrating for kids, but they do love it when a bud breaks through and things start to happen.
The activity originated from Window Box Wildlife blog, a whole blog dedicated to the goings on of a windowbox that began just as ours is doing so now. It’s a fascinating read and really opened my eyes to the fact that nature is just everywhere you look, even down to what looks like a boring old pot with soil in it.