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Pets and knowing nature

Knowing nature ~ a children and nature awareness month challenge

I believe that to care about nature and our environment you need to know nature.  Why would you care about something you don’t know?

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I see it as my role to ‘introduce’ nature to Little Eco and I try to take her on a ‘visit with a nature’ each day. We don’t have to travel far…nature is everywhere, even in a busy city. Nature doesn’t have to be grand or wild. It can be small and squishy like this caterpillar found amongst our sweet potato a few weeks ago.

But i'm not always a good friend to nature and often realise it has been days since we consciously visited. So when I saw 5 Orange Potatoes Get Outdoors Challenge I decided it was exactly what we needed. The challenge is in honour of Children and Nature Awareness Month and requires me to ‘go outside everyday, rain or shine; then take a picture each day, for the rest of April, of your children outdoors and post it. Just a single picture will do; words aren’t even necessary. Lets spread the word and go outdoors!’.

Sounds like fun!

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