Taking part in the Knoll Gardens Wildlife Survey

Sebastian Knoll Gardens

Last week we took part in the annual “Every Creature Counts Wildlife Survey” at Knoll Gardens with Dorset Wildlife Trust. The survey provides an important year-on-year record, and offers the opportunity for everyone with an interest in wildlife, regardless of age to get involved and I was relieved to see lots of other children taking part when we arrived. We arrived to a hive of excitement as a juvenile grass snake had been found sunning itself near a seating area. We then headed to the survey area to pick up our clipboard and bug pot and headed off to see… Continue Reading “Taking part in the Knoll Gardens Wildlife Survey”

Testing out our new Paddle Board on the River Stour

SUP Board

My husband has been hinting that he wanted his own paddle board ever since had a SUP lesson in Studland Bay with Fore Adventure last year, so I surprised him with one for his birthday. We knew the kids would be keen to give it a try too, so decided to head to the river as we knew it would be a bit calmer for their first try. Eye Bridge, on the Kingston Lacy estate in Wimborne, is the perfect location for paddle boarding, as the River Stour is wide and gentle at this point, there is a small car… Continue Reading “Testing out our new Paddle Board on the River Stour”