Well, it's tipping down right now but the sun did come out for a lot of the weekend, just to prove it here's another nice picture of the bluebells near the Douglas Fir trees.
The weekend started off with the Chocolate Quest, Jasmine and Darah (aka Chaos & Mayhem) are getting a dab hand at this. This week's quest involved answering questions about bats. If you get a question wrong after hunting for the chocolate ticket in Teapot Wood you have to do a forfeit - they are not all bad though!
Teapot Lodge is nearly finished, just the roof to thatch and a door.
Jasmine's forfeit was to hug a tree, not really a forfeit as it's always a good thing to do :-). This Willow tree will be more than happy to get a hug!
Bushcraft & Survival
Here's Will explaining the edibility test for plants to the group - just for survival situations and never for mushrooms! Also, as a young lad, I think James, stood on a young Rowan tree Will had to explain about the dangers of uprooting or cutting down this superstitious, magical tree.
We managed to avoid the rain on the Dusk Walk and saw lots of bats amongst the trees. We had to go out quite late though, it wasn't even dark at 10:30 when we finished, so well done kids for staying awake!
Lovely wands made in the tent this week, we need to work on a spell to keep the midges out of the tent though!
Wands from left: Abby's Hawthorn, Andi's Rowan, Isla's Hawthorn, Angus's Hazel and Leah's Hazel.
Oop, even more fungus is popping up everywhere. This one is shaggy ink cap, or judges wig. It is edible, we had it as a starter, but if in doubt leave it out!!! Common ink cap reacts with alchohol! Both inks were used as a writing ink, but does smell a bit :-Z
As the foxlgloves are gone and autumn is on it's way, here is the new top tip at the Ranger Tent.