When we received our yummy Barny snacks we decided to celebrate by going on a bird hunt- like a bear hunt only up in the air! There’s a wonderful nature reserve not far from us so we set off with our picnic and our mini binoculars to find some feathered friends.
Arthur loves being outside exploring and finding new things and I love the fact that everything is a new adventure, a wonderment and in that moment, quite simply, the best thing he’s seen. Seeing the world through a toddler’s eyes is the best way to rediscover nature and that’s exactly what we did.
Of course we stopped for a picnic and to enjoy our Barny snacks- Arthur loves biting the heads of first and I love the fact they have no nasty additives or preservatives in them either. We had the apple one on our adventure and they were declared “yummy” by the chief tester.
We spent ages in the hide spotting geese on the water, sparrow hawks in the sky and quite a few pigeons- there are always pigeons! Arthur loved using his little binocular daddy gave him and couldn’t quite believe he could see so much by peering through. We were quite the twitchers!
Next we took a wander through the woodlands and saw the most beautiful snowdrops sitting prettily beneath the trees. They always make me feel happy, as if Spring, is sending word that it won’t be long. Arthur insisted on stroking them and it dawned on me he’d never seen them before so we all bent down and looked at these tiny little wonders.
We had a wonderful day full of new experiences and I came away feeling invigorated and happy. It was windy and chilly but it didn’t matter as we’d discovered a whole new world on our doorstep.
This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Winter Little Adventures Challenge’ sponsored by Barny, individually wrapped bear-shaped sponges with a hidden filling. Find out more about Barny here”.