A forest is a no brainer as a free but fun thing but nevertheless it is an enjoyable free feature worth mentioning here, since sometimes it seems it is forgotten about when living in a city. Almost forgotten about even though its rehabilitating effects on e.g. stressed people are scientifically proven, kids love it, not to mention that they can walk surprising distances when hopping from root to root, looking for stones and squirrels. Or “hunting” for mushrooms.
That’s what we did today when I picked the kids up early from daycare, because that’s what they wanted to do. The sun and warmth are back after the rains, so after a hectic couple of weeks I thought the calm of the forest was a great suggestion. But no, we didn’t pick mushrooms like all other normal people do at the moment, as there are heaps of them now. But picking mushrooms requires somebody to know what to pick… Yeah, I “pretty much” recognise a couple of edible and poisonous ones but what’s the point, when I’m the only one in our family eating mushrooms anyway? In this hunt wooden sticks were carried as swords, stones were turned, and a “barbecue made”. Great way to start the weekend! Enjoy the forest!