Being based in the great outdoors really does let the children be at one with nature and gives them amazing freedom to search high and low to see what they can discover next. For some children it is looking for where their Woodland friends live. They discover creatures at every turn, from underneath logs to inside tree trunks and they sometimes even use the trees to get a bird’s eye view to see what else lies in wait in their camps. This week we witnessed some of the children deciding to adopt some of the minibeasts they had befriended and creating a home made environment for them so they could watch them up close. The children used bowls to go and collect dirt and soil. They then gathered some leaves off of the ground. They placed these in with the mud and discussed how this could be food for their woodland friends. Some children decided the leaves could be used to protect the bugs and make them a bed. They also decided that they should have some water for their bug friends so they filled up a bowl and left it next to the leaves they had left for food.