Create a nature table

Start a nature treasure hunt and store your findings.

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In Victorian times every gent worth his salt had a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ bristling with coveted trinkets from the natural world. Happily, the days of collecting eggs and pinning butterflies are behind us, but there are plenty more trophies to be found that it does no harm to hoard.

I have boxes of skulls, feathers, shells, pellets and poo, all labelled and loved, accumulated over a lifetime of wondering what and why. So get into the collecting habit. Clear a shelf or table to display your treasures. Touch them, feel them, smell them, love them.

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