Autumn Nature Walk

September 23, 2013

I’m so pleased that we have managed to get some outdoor time into our weekend. We’ve been so busy with appointments and the weather hasn’t been great that we hadn’t managed to get out as much as I would have liked. Doesn’t a bit of fresh air always make you feel better though? We love to get out and walk; take an hour or so away from everything else and just enjoy each others company.

This weekend we went for our walk around our town’s cemetery; you might think that’s a bit strange but it’s such a nice walk full of really old trees and very peaceful up there. So many local people go for walks round there and it is lovely in Autumn. They also have so many chestnut trees, perfect at this time of year. I wanted to collect some treasure for us to start an autumn nature box and we were lucky enough to come across some early conkers and beautifully coloured leaves. There were a few people out hunting around the chestnut trees, it’s a serious business! We also found a particularly good game to play with the ‘helicopters’ from a massive Sycamore tree; they weren’t quite ready for spinning but made a rather amusing moustache.

As Lucas gets older it’s great to see him learning new things and he was quite particular that he carried his conkers rather than put them in the bag. Of course we also had to collect a few sticks and some very green acorns. Lucas loved it when we found a conker still in it’s shell and we could open it for him to get out. They are now dotted around the house while I look for a suitable container to keep them in and I’ll cover the leaves in sticky back plastic so they can be played with. I’m hoping we’ll be able to add some pine cones and more acorns when they turn brown, what else would you be on the hunt for?

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  • Becky Willoughby

    Best time of year for walks!

    September 23, 2013 at 10:40 am Reply
  • Coombe Mill

    Graveyards are really beautiful and interesting places, it looks like you had some great quality family time together gathering items for your nature box. Thanks for linking up and sharing your lovely photos with Country Kids.

    September 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm Reply
  • Cara

    I have a very similar post on my blog about our local graveyard & the adventures I had there as a child & now the fun my children have there. It’s very secluded on the South Downs so a lot of nature & creatures to view & paths to scoot along. My bubbas liked reading out the letters on the graves and Jasper is obsessed with the keepers in his name & spent ages showing me all the J’s he could find :):) x

    October 30, 2013 at 1:02 am Reply
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