30 Days Wild Dutch Style: Week 3

18 June 2016

Dear friend,

I first read about 30 days live when 2 bloggers linked up posts to my linky #FamilyFun (now #ablogginggoodtime ) and thought, why haven't I heard of this? It sounded right up our street. We love getting out and about and exploring our local environment as a family. 

I was worried that we may not be able to join in because we are based in Holland but never one to be deterred I investigated further. The challenge is all about making time for nature in your life and having fun. Well we can do that here too! 

The Wildlife Trusts have come up with a brilliant idea to get families enjoying and connecting with nature but most of all spending time with family. I loved the idea of their random acts of wildness and immediately signed up and downloaded the app. And off we went...

Random Act of wildness 7: Cuddle a favourite tree

Even in the Dutch government buildings nature can be found! We found this tree in the Binnenhof in the centre of the Hague. The Binnenhof houses the seat of the Dutch Government. After I had snapped the photo the boys discovered this plague, on it it says that on this spot between 1500 and 1600 was Holland's first Royal tennis court. 

Boys at the Binnenhof in front of the fountain and the Ridderzaal (Hall of knights).

Random Act of wildness 8: Explore somewhere wild

Random Act of wildness 9: Snap a blue photo

Random Act of wildness 10: Inspire a wild child

We took a trip to the beach to inspire our wild children and found something most unexpected. The beach was full of jellyfish and we discovered two large Blue jellyfish that had washed up too, they were attracting a lot of attention! The boys had great fun dodging the jellyfish scattered around the beach and jumping over the water.

Random Act of wildness 11: Watch a wild webcam

Wildlife Trust webcams

What better way to spend a lazy Sunday morning than watching nature live from the comfort of your bed? I decided to check out the Wildlife Trust webcams and had a brilliant time watching the Greater Horseshoe Bats in Devon, Barn Owls in Essex, Peregrines nesting on Derby Cathedral and a stunning view of Rutland water from the nest of an Osprey. Little man really loved watching the squirrels and I was very impressed with the pine Martins video from the Mid Wales Project

Random Act of wildness 12: Walk on the wild side

Little man and I took Nova for a walk and found some wild flowers on the way. I love this tree lined street near our home. 

Nature is everywhere! But I think by focusing on our 30 Days wild challenge we are noticing things more, especially in our own environment...

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