nature

Weekend Adventures

A long weekend is perfect for a nature adventure (assuming you’ve got the weekend off work) – and there’s no need for you to spend a fortune. There’s lots that you can enjoy for free.

By spending time outdoors, you can get exercise and reduce stress – but most of all, you can have fun.

Duckling Safari

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Now is a great time of year for duckling spotting. Head for your nearest body of water and see what you can spot. You may see an early cygnet too.

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Forage

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Spring has foraging delights galore from dandelions and nettles to wild garlic and borage. Head outside and pick your dinner (or drink accompaniment.  Borage is lovely in gin).

Visit a Farm

Many farms have open days. Head to your local farm to see your favourite farm animals – and maybe get a chance to feed them.

Collect a Spring Bouquet

There are flowers galore blooming. While you should never collect rare (or sparse) flowers and always make sure you leave enough for the bees, a spring bouquet of dandelions, herb robert, borage and wild grasses can bring the outdoors indoors.

Return the favour to nature by scattering native wildflower seeds. The Crop Club magic dust may help get kids particularly enthused about this.

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