Harvesting our sunflower seeds

Now the Summers over, its time to gather seeds to plant next year. We have been harvesting Fennel seeds, Nasturtiums, Marigold and Hollyhock. From the few Sunflowers we had, we have collected thousands of seeds and are now drying them out to store over winter, ready to plant in the Spring.

Dragonflies and mayflies

Our pond area is full of dragon flies, mayflies and damsel flies. We have been watching how they fly and hover. They can fly up to 60 mph !

We then made our own out of pegs and tracing paper, carefully drawing in all the veins in the wings. Lastly we stuck on the huge eyes. Most of a dragonflies’s head is eye! They have amazing vision which makes them efficient hunters.