It’s a Monday morning in June, school is closed for a day, so what to do for the day? Emma wants to take her daddy off for an adventure, with obligatory picnic of course. So off we go for some wonderful, wild, fun at Woodwalton Fen national nature reserve, part of the Great Fen.
We arrive to find an empty Woodwalton Fen, we are the only two people there, all is still and serene. At the first crossroads on the main path to Rothchild’s bungalow the place springs into life as we disturb a Chinese water deer resting in the middle of the path. Emma follows it bounding off into the wild fen. We watch the dragonflies hawking over the ditches, listen to the cuckoos singing, and find any number of mini-beasts on the reeds, under fallen wood and buzzing around the still air.
After a couple of hours it is time for a picnic by the bungalow and a chance for Emma to sketch the creatures she has seen. The perfect way to have a fun exploration.