Yet another beautiful morning of blue skies and beaming sunshine we went straight into a quick predator game when we spotted a bush that Daniel and children had always thought to be a Rhododendron (top), was in fact a Laurel (bottom). A very close look-a-like, but we established different characteristics of the plant structure and leaves.
Across over to the Ashdown Forest for a very energetic game of Eagle Eye - hiding from the Eagle in their nest, but the hiders must still be able to see part of the Eagle through a sneaky little hole in the ferns or trees. Then it was down through the big old bog and down into the woods to sit by the waterfall for snack and a story.
After snack, some children wrote letters filled with sketches, questions and ideas for Daniel to share and give to the children over in America where he is going to teach, learn and explore until Christmas. Other children worked together on unblocking dams, getting the stream flowing and making bridges to stop leaves blocking the stream. Others made dens together, mossy hotels and homes and some went off with Vicky to identify some of the many many lovely mushrooms in the woods this time of year!
Victoria Mew, Founder of Cultivating Curiosity