This weekend #screenfree challenge – Bottle some magic smelly potions or petal perfumes, who is the better smeller?

The sun in shining and nature’s scents are intoxicating. Why not go on a smell hunt and see if you can make some really smelly potions?  Collect fallen petals, camomile, freshly mown grass, add water then get stuck in squashing and squishing them between fingers or even toes!  Now for the challenge; blindfold your mum, dad, granddad, teacher or friends and see if they can recognise the smells, who is the better smeller?  Make a magic one and see what happens!

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As part of the Chelsea Fringe we will be at the Carnegie Library this Saturday 7th June, come and have some fun with sticks!

Don’t worry if you missed us at the Natural History Museum in London last week.  We will be at the Carnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, London SE24 0AG at 2pm this Saturday, so you have another chance.

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Come and meet us, get a copy of our newest book The Wild City Book signed and have a go at sticky storytelling!

Going Wild in the city at the Natural History Museum

We had a wild time at the Natural History Museum in London yesterday launching our newest book “The Wild City Book”.  Thank you so much for everyone who came, supported us and had great fun being wildly creative.  Just look at all the fabulous flying creatures, butterflies and even flying dinosaurs they created.nhm launch wild city-25

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nhm launch wild city-18If you missed us and want to join in the fun, why not try making your own flying creature this weekend as a “screenfree” challenge.  Send us a  photo or tweet using #screenfree and #wildtime for a chance to win a signed copy our new book “The Wild City Book”!

HELP! The bluebell wood elves commander is stuck in the big wide world. Spread the word and go and look for him.

Last weekend while walking in our local woods, I stumbled across a small bottle with a message inside, half hidden in the roots of a large beach tree, with the words “Read Me” written on the outside….

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The incredible thing was that loads and loads of people had walked past the bottle that day not noticing it.  The truth is most people walk around in this beautiful world with their eyes closed, even when they were on a walk to look at the amazing bluebells!

LUCKILY I saw it and I am appealing to all of you to help NOW.  This is what the message said ……message in bottle-5



I am writing to tell you about us. Who you might say? The little tiny elfs of the bluebell woods, please try not to step on us.  Anyway our commander is stuck in the big wild world please save him and help us, maybe by looking for him.  Thank you!!!!! from Mrs Bell.”

Can you go out and look for him, it’s half term, that means no school, that means plenty of time to go searching?  Get your friends out, Tweet, post on facebook, use the technology of the big wide world to rescue the commander and get a whole search party hunting!

This weeks screen free challenge is to walk around with your eyes open, look all around, on the ground, up in the trees and you most definitely will come across wonderful things you never knew existed, and you just might find the bluebell wood elf commander!

If you find him, please report back to me straight away (a message on this website will do, you don’t have to leave it in a bottle) and I will go to the bluebell wood and tell the elves.

QUICK we don’t have much time.  The bluebells are dying and won’t come back again till next year!

Join us at the Natural History Museum in London during half-term for butterfly fun!

Come and join as for an afternoon of butterfly fun at London’s Natural History museum during half-term on Thursday 29th May.

We will be launching and signing our new book “The Wild City Book” as well as showing how to make nectar feeders, making butterflies and flying creatures and organising a wild scavenger hunt with a difference.  Come and find us in the Wildlife garden between 12-4pm and bring your friends!

All activities free.