BUTTERFLY HUNTING

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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..>

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With our nets in hand we set off..>

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I hid our butterflies along the way..>

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and the kids found them..>

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along with lots of real butterflies..>

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20140330-112904.jpg we even caught some in our bug observatories to get a closer look..>

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We carried on the marked route and made our way down to the beach..>

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It was a beautiful pebble beach..

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And once we arrived I carefully placed our yummy chocolate treats whilst the kids carried on with their search..
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They soon discovered the chocolate butterflies!!>

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As we headed back through the woods we looked out for signs of butterflies and found evidence of hungry caterpillers..>

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Finally we collected leaves, petals and twigs to make our own beautiful butterfly!!>

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