Well, the jolly month of June is almost at an end and what a terrific time it’s been in Whimsy Wood! ‘Dizzy Damselfly’ has thoroughly enjoyed her summer holiday along the banks of Snapdragon Stream this month. She met ‘Bristle Bumblee’ and ‘Dewberry Dragonfly’ while fluttering about the golden ragwort flowers that grow on the sandy banks. They kindly showed Dizzy their ‘Flying Academy’ which they had set up last year. The academy is going from strength to strength and the stag beetles and May bugs’ flying skills are rapidly improving under the careful tuition of Bristle and Dewberry!
‘Florence Fox’ has become an Auntie for the first time! Her sister Flora had a beautiful litter of four furry fox cubs, perfect in every way. Florence can’t beIieve how much work is involved in rearing young ones and is amazed at how her sister manages! The cubs adore their funny Auntie Flo because she’s brilliant at playing rough and tumble games with them!
‘Flora Fox’ is not alone in the wonderful world of motherhood currently, because ‘Mrs Whistle the woodpecker’ is a proud new mummy to little baby Walter. He’s certainly a bruiser of a baby bird as you’ll see from his handsome picture below! He’s certainly keeping Mr and Mrs Whistle busy with his constant demands for fresh earthworms and grubs!
Finally, from little big ones, we go to big little ones since the marvellous month of June has seen the enormous Elephant Hawk-moths flutter about in Whimsy Wood from dusk into the balmy summer evenings. These elegant creatures have loved fluttering about with ‘Fearne Fairy’ and ‘Mustard the Magpie moth’!
Well, that’s all from me for now, so I’ll bid you a fond farewell and wish you a wonderfully whimsical weekend! 😃📚✨
Sarah Hill, children’s author and creator of the Whimsy Wood Family children’s books and brand new animation TV series.