The HoBB Underground for Rabbits Moles and Earthworms
Now at the HoBB, there's 12th way to look at life and that's through the paths and tunnels created by wildlife.
The above map of the HoBB Underground was created for a 4yr old visitor who became so fascinated with the rabbit holes and mole hills on our field centre that we got out a map and plotted them all. The result surprised us too.
Underneath the existing 'Paths of Wellbeing' regularly trodden by visitors there's a network of connectedness often forgotten until digging a trench or making a hole for a new fence post.
Once the survey of this out-of-sight network was done, we put all our design skills into creating this map. Now it is used to make visitors aware of all the below site activity taken for granted. A copy of this map was sent to our 4yr old visitor as a Christmas card.
Whilst the wildlife's having fun under the grass, we will continue to make improvements to the storytelling walks, nature walks and walks-of-life for individuals, groups and above ground wildlife.
"All journeys are in the detail"
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Posted by grant at 4.54 PM on 12/Feb/2013.
Build your own Elf Storytelling Hut
Traditional Elf Land Features look wonderful when nestled into the modern day garden. They make ideal DIY projects for the whole family and can have a practical use as a feature tool shed, personal meditation den or as a "Wendy House" for the kids.
I have designed and built a range of Elf features for you to experience here at the HoBB Gardens, and am always keen to hear from others, around the World, about their own Elf Hut constructions and designs.
Some Elf Huts are just about big enough for Little People, making them great places for magical storytelling.
I would be delighted to help your family design and build an Elf Hut in your own garden, so contact me when you feel the moment is right and there's 'magic in the air'.
More examples below ...
Posted by grant at 12.09 AM on 18/Jan/2013.