A Summer Challenge
words by Jeni Bell
The continued adventures Of Jeni , Bill and Millie……..
As you can probably imagine, I spend a lot of time outside. Whether that’s walking, exploring or just soaking in the sights, you can be certain to find me doing something outdoorsy. It’s great and I see so much; be it birds, beasties or plant-life – there is always something to admire. Whilst I might have a handle on my mammal identification and be able to say what’s what in the avian world, there are so many things that stump me.
I’m frequently baffled by butterflies, flummoxed by flowers and ignorant about insects!
It’s not great, it’s actually really frustrating.
I know that you don’t necessarily have to be able to name something to enjoy its beauty but being a self-confessed nature nerd, I do like to have a handle on these things. By knowing the name, I can easily read up about it and delve into its natural history and find out cool facts that I can recall to others. The more we know about a creature, the more we know about it’s needs and the more likely we can inspire others to care about it as well. The knowledge of names is power.
I don’t want to carry on being clueless, so I’ve decided do something about it. I’m setting myself a challenge.
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