Today I got to spend the whole day outside in the beautiful sunshine. I was working at a nature event at Butts Pond Meadows in Sturminster Newton. The event was aimed at local schools and involved a number of nature organisations including the Hawk and Owl Trust, Butterfly Conservation, and Dorset County Council rangers team.
I spent the day planting caterpillar 'munch boxes' and butterfly/moth 'fuel stations' (aka Bird's foot trefoil and Catmint) with around 140 children! It was a great day and we even found some caterpillars busily munching away on nearby stinging nettles.
I continued to make the most of the sunshine in to the evening, having my first BBQ of the year!