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archaeoroutes

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Nature Blog
« on: 19:21:35, 26/03/20 »
My 12yo daughter has started a nature blog while she is off school. She hopes it will cheer people up who are stuck in flats etc. during lockdown.
All walks since lockdown have been from our front door, and she's also finding stuff in our garden.
https://wellynature.tumblr.com/
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Re: Nature Blog
« Reply #1 on: 20:12:24, 26/03/20 »
Nice :) Love the dragon!
Not all those who wander are lost

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Re: Nature Blog
« Reply #2 on: 20:22:16, 26/03/20 »
Excellent  O0
I really thought from anecdotal reports that kids weren't interested in nature nowadays, this is heartening to see.

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Re: Nature Blog
« Reply #3 on: 21:11:46, 26/03/20 »
Nice :) Love the dragon!
That was new since my last time there. Looked like a tree had come down across the path. Instead of carting the whole thing away, they chopped out the blocking section and rolled it to one side. They then carved that into a seat and carved dragons into the ends either side of the path.
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Re: Nature Blog
« Reply #4 on: 08:41:30, 27/03/20 »
Excellent  O0
I really thought from anecdotal reports that kids weren't interested in nature nowadays, this is heartening to see.
As someone who often takes children out into nature, either as a science teacher or as an outdoor instructor,  I find when you get them out there, most are interested. Some aren't, but that was probably always the case (more interested in trains or planes or soccer or whatever).
I am often shocked at the lack of knowledge of many, but I don't know if that's a sign of the times or just that my childhood was atypical.
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Re: Nature Blog
« Reply #5 on: 11:44:07, 27/03/20 »
Super blog. I enjoyed walking around Castle Neroche in October last year. Living in Devon one of my favourite walking areas is by the River Otter which rises in the Blackdown Hills but apart from a pilgrimage to the source of the Otter I'd never walked in them before :(  As well as the castle itself I particularly liked the woodland pasture area (between Mount Fancy and Britty, I think). Among other discovered lovelies we had the excitement of a roosting tawny owl in an ancient oak by the bridlepath nr Staple Park Farm.
But we didn't spot dragons!!

Is there a way of commenting/liking on the blog?

Incidentally my grandson is never happier than in 'his' wood 'I'm never bored in the woods, Grandma' :)
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

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Re: Nature Blog
« Reply #6 on: 12:26:37, 27/03/20 »
Is there a way of commenting/liking on the blog?
It should be possible (perhaps you have to have a Tumblr account). At our end, we have like and comment symbols, so had hoped people could do things.
I spent ages trying to find somewhere to host it. As she isn't yet 13, most places won't let her have an account, and they won't let me start a second account for her either. Tumblr did let me have a subsidiary blog to my main one, so that's where it went.
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Re: Nature Blog
« Reply #7 on: 17:06:50, 28/03/20 »
We found a rather surprising coin on our walk today - a Louis XV liard buried in the mud of Somerset!
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Re: Nature Blog
« Reply #8 on: 11:23:04, 29/03/20 »
Now also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wellynature
Its already been picked up by our local newspaper, but she'd really appreciate likes and shares to get the word out more widely.
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Re: Nature Blog
« Reply #9 on: 19:07:38, 06/04/20 »
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