We decided to embark on our own butterfly hunt, we made butterflies to lay along our route & gathered up our nets, magnifying glass and a book to identify our discoveries. Our hunt took place at the beautiful Heddons Mouth in Devon, a beautiful walk through a wooded valley to an idyllic picturesque beach cove. I even managed to buy some chocolate butterflies and bugs at the National Trust shop at the beginning of our walk to have as a surprise once we got to the beach..
Here’s how we got on…
We started by making our butterflies which I would then secretly place in the bushes along our route..>
With our nets in hand we set off..>
I hid our butterflies along the way..>
and the kids found them..>
along with lots of real butterflies..>
we even caught some in our bug observatories to get a closer look..>
We carried on the marked route and made our way down to the beach..>
It was a beautiful pebble beach..
And once we arrived I carefully placed our yummy chocolate treats whilst the kids carried on with their search..
They soon discovered the chocolate butterflies!!>
As we headed back through the woods we looked out for signs of butterflies and found evidence of hungry caterpillers..>
Finally we collected leaves, petals and twigs to make our own beautiful butterfly!!>