Kicking off Day 10 with some time in our yard, chalk drawing on the walls and my little one 'helping' digging up the plant pots and watering. Also found a garden snail (Cornu aspersum) hiding behind the leaves of one of our apple trees. The verdict from Toddler varied from 'cool' 'scary' then settling on 'cute'.
Day 11 was an surprisingly educational day, in which we caught a moth that was fluttering around our living room in our trusty bug catching pot. We had a close look at its markings then let it out into the yard. Further investigation using the butterfly-conservation.org moth identifier page, we think it was a brown house-moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) a very common moth, this Asian species was introduced into Europe and beyond during the 1840s but can now be seen throughout homes in the British Isles.
Day 12 was a wet work day, so our selection of wildlife themed books at bedtime were the appropriate 'Worm Weather' by Jean Taft, 'That's not my bee' a lovely touchy feely book for little ones and 'This is not my hat' by Jon Klassen, not quite as nature themed but a cautionary tale about a fish stealing a hat.
Yet another long, wet, work day for Day 13 so settled on a few episodes of 'Puffin Rock' a beautifully animated series on Netflix, about a young puffin and her baby brother exploring the wild Irish island they call home, with all their different animal friends. Perfect for pre-school children, and very calming before bedtime!