Hi everyone this is Bláthnaid! Welcome to 30 Days Wild Day 11! Today was very wet and windy! Yesterday I got really freaked out because I got a tick on my belly – yikes!! The price of adventure. Thanks to my mum and dad for helping me. Dara and Lorcan went to Killykeegan again to play in the fields but I was so tired from my bad tick dreams that mum and I stayed back to read and later on, go shopping. When we had finished I realised that there was a grown up Swan and 6 beautiful cygnets swimming and feeding by the shopping centre!! One of the cygnets was really funny because it was racing ahead and squeaking wildly. It was like it was saying ‘Hurry up guys let’s see what else is around this place!’ We are lucky in Enniskillen you are never alone without nature because we have water everywhere for all the beautiful creatures and plants!

Mum and I walked along the lake path in the car park to see what else we could spot. Mum said ‘Oooh Fox and Cubs’! I got really excited as I thought it was an actual real fox and her cubs!!! Oh but it wasn’t it was a pretty orangey red flower, 

Mum explained that it was called Fox and Cubs because the unopened ‘baby’ seed heads hide underneath the flowering ‘mummy or daddy’ flowers. I thought it was really lovely. Mum let me use her phone to take a photograph and I couldn’t really get close enough because I would’ve had to wade through the water – I didn’t have any wellies unfortunately. 

Just then through a gap in the trees we saw a Moorhen sitting on the branches preening it’s feathers. How brilliant! 

I was really happy that I could see wildlife without searching for it. Sometimes we keep searching for things, like Dara is always searching for Hen Harriers and Lorcan is always thinking about Long-tailed Tits. I’m just happy being around nature and wildlife, it makes me really happy! 
Thank you for reading and thanks to mum again for typing out my words. 
Bláthnaid McAnulty aged 7