It’s not often at weekends that I get to spend any time with N because unless we’ve got something booked in to do, he’s usually wanting to go out on the farm with his dad.
But the other day, I managed to persuade him to come out with me to get some school shoes, and after we got back there was time to spare before his dad would come and get him again to go out.
N had got out the bug kit he got given a few weeks ago for his non-birthday party, and decided he wanted to find some bugs. I wasn’t sure how easy it would be given it’s not been wet recently, but I said I’d help show him where he might find some bugs and beetles.
So magnifying glass and bug box in hand he was off round the garden.
Turning over logs
Looking under bark and looking on flowers. Last year we had the geraniums , and therefore tonnes of caterpillars, but this year, the trailing roses have escaped any.
We resorted to examining the little red spiders on the wall, until we found a bug alongside them.
Quick scoop into the bug box and N was happy looking at it…for all of 2 minutes before he got distracted and went off to drive his gator off somewhere.
I’m not sure N’s quite cut out to be a nature conservationist at the moment but he had a good half hour doing his bug hunt.
Are your children fans of bugs?