We love the natural world, its beauty, sounds, and scents. So we're celebrating Summer Solstice with loads of Summer nature ideas - to help us all pause our busy lives for a moment, and get back to Nature.
GET Back to Nature - marvel at the natural world
Enjoy these articles from our Stuffer community, reminding us to stop and marvel at the natural world.
Learn about the different types of clouds and what they mean for our weather. A perfect activity during the solstice as our weather (hopeful…
Go stargazing and learn the different star constellation names to see what you can spot in the sky tonight.
GET Back to Nature - in your garden!
If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or allotment plot, then you’ll know that Summer is the most glorious season of all.
Add a pop of colour to your favourite summer dish with a vibrant array of beautiful edible flowers straight from your garden.
Grow Mother Nature’s very own medicine cabinet in your back garden with these 10 healing plants.
Create your first vegetable patch and grow your own vegetables. Much tastier and more satisfying than shop-bought vegetables.
Take the strain out of gardening and build raised vegetable beds.
You’ll grow fabulous crops and your back will love you for it!
Improve the look of your garden and build raised flower beds.
They’re a great way to grow fabulous flowers.
Grow herbs in containers to kickstart your fragrant herb garden! Growing a herb garden is easy and a great introduction to gardening.
Ever wondered why some years you grow great crops and others poor?
Gardening by the moon may be the answer.
Encourage the kids away from their tablets and into the garden by making growing things fun and educational.
Get away from the digital world and regain your connection with nature by starting an allotment garden.
Creating a butterfly garden is a brilliant way to make your outside space more colourful, and can help the butterfly population thrive.
Get back to nature - via the fibonacci sequence
The Fibonacci Sequence is a mathematical formula found occurring all across the natural world – even DNA follows the sequence. It results in beautiful spiral patterns in the most everyday of places. We’ve collected a few photos of naturally occurring Fibonacci spirals for you to enjoy.
Summer Solstice outdoors activities
All of the seasons are wonderful in their own way, but Summer is our favourite for getting out and about in the natural world.
Get the whole family together – go bug hunting and search for some creepy crawlies.
Join the Wildlife Trusts ’30 Days Wild’ annual nature challenge this June and get busy with 30 simple, fun and exciting activities to do fro…
Join a virtual nature walk in North East Scotland every Thursday, and learn about minibeasts, birds, wild foods and more.
Help save the planet by taking part in this fun annual survey. The whole family can get involved.
Build a den with children, in the home or outside, and discover the fun. A perfect rainy or sunny day activity.
soak up some natural sounds while you Learn about NATURE in SUMMERTIME
Nature is awesome, we’re sure you agree! So enjoy some beautiful Summer sounds, and take a look at these fascinating videos
Relax and enjoy these sounds of summer.
What says Summer more than the dawn chorus?!
How amazing is this time lapse video of sunflower seeds germinating?!
Watch a baby bird make its first flight
Have you ever wondered how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly?
Egg > Tadpole > Frog in 3 minutes!
Let's not forget our non-human friends
Whilst we’re getting back to Nature, there’s a lot we can do to help the wildlife in our gardens, especially when the weather gets warm.
Recycle those household products and make a bird feeder – its super easy and the kids love to make it!
Help these little creatures flourish as they help protect your gardens from those pesky snails and slugs.
Build a birdbath to encourage birds to your garden this summer where they can cool off and have a drink.
Build a waterhole or small pond to encourage the wildlife to your garden
To make a safe place in your garden or outside space for bees to find water to drink.
Use a plastic drinks bottle and bamboo to make a bug hotel
Summer Solstice – Virtual Summer Walks
Sit back and relax, and enjoy these virtual summer walks from around the world.
Yellowstone National Park
Lotschental in the Swiss Alps
Johnston Canyon Banff – Canada
The English Countryside
Something a bit different – flying over the Scottish Highlands