Explore life beneath the waves around Britain with Benny the Blenny
It’s been a damp week here so I’ve had great fun looking at all the cobwebs. Every morning they have been covered in tiny glistening dew drops, making then really easy to spot. I never knew there were so many spiders and cobwebs, I’ve seen hundreds and hundreds! Those spiders are pretty clever to weave such wonderful webs don’t you think? I’ve spotted a few flies too that weren’t so clever and have been caught up in the silken threads! I think I might try to take some photos of the webs this week because they are just so beautiful.
Yesterday I was walking along the edge of the wood when I suddenly heard a strange sound coming from the sky. It sounded a bit like ‘kee-aww, kee-aww’. When I looked up I discovered that there was a pair of buzzards circling overhead, calling out to each other! They soared up higher and higher with their huge wings, it was an awesome sight. Today I’ve seen them again! Maybe they are moving in to the wood. How exciting!
Wow! I’ve just been looking at all the marine Lego models that you have been busy making. They are awesome! I’m going to have a go at that myself, I wonder if I’ve got enough bricks to make a life-size whale….
Last night, as soon as I put down my snout down to have a good old snuffle about, I got a terrible tickle right on the end of it. Looking closely I realised there was a hairy caterpillar sitting there tickling me. What a great surprise! He was totally cool with his brown spiky hair – I would need hair gel to get my fur to stick up like that!
He said that he was a Buff Ermine moth caterpillar. I like Buff Ermine moths because they look soft and furry. Here’s a photo of one that I saw last year. I hope he comes back to see me again when he’s got his wings.
Are you having a wild summer? I am. I downloaded the My Wild Summer booklet yesterday and had a go at making a smelly cocktail. I put in some wild garlic, a couple of unripe hazelnuts, three oak leaves, a dandelion and a couple of blackberries. Pheww it was stinky! Today I’m going to see if I can make one that actually smells nice and give it to my Mum to use as badger perfume. She really likes the smell of slugs so I think I’ll need to add lots of leaves with slug trails on them. I’m sure she’ll love it.
Don't panic, it takes ages for the frogspawn to change into frogs. When the weather gets warmer look out for tadpoles where the frogspawn is. I've seen lots of newts in my pond recently but their eggs are more hidden away than frogspawn.
A couple of months ago we had about MILLIONS (exaggerating) of frogspawn! But now unfortunately we have only seen round about two actual frogs and a toad that my dad tried to convince that the pond is a good place. It's been a bit dull after that, until I was only round about 2 metres away from a robin with about 3 worms in it's mouth!
I've got 2 goldfish called Dot and Dash. They are so cute! I love pets, Whiskolis xxx
i have some frogspawn in my pond aswell!
I've not got a pet
My mum's just told me that she might not be able to get any frogs born now but she will try but it is such a disappointment.
My mum said a few days ago, well ages ago so now I'm not so sure, that we are going to get some frogs born in our pond but it doesn't seem like she's got round to doing it so I don't think that we will get any but it was worth mentioning. Also my dad says that we might be allowed a vegetable patch in our garden but we haven't got round to doing that either.
I've had some quite nice whether here and I'm happy to say it's improving my plants health.
I love wild flowers and im going to try and make my own mini meadow outside my window
I do hope you get some dry wether soon. My wether has been just the same i'm afraid.