Hunting for Conkers

18 Oct

I haven’t gone conker hunting since I was little and this year I have decided to try and find some, mainly for nostalgia’s sake, but I thought I could try and make beads out of them as well.

For the past couple of weekends I’ve been out searching for them amongst the trees near my house, but to be honest I’m not even sure what the right trees look like!  I might still be a little early as the leaves have only just started to fall, but we did find evidence of conker shells on the ground, already torn to pieces by the squirrels.

Last weekend we continued the hunt with a walk around Almondell Country Park.  Unfortunately I came home empty handed but managed to get a couple of nice photos with my phone.  I just love the autumnal colours and wearing my wellies meant I could go splashing through the mud and puddles as well!

The hunt continues this weekend…hopefully those pesky squirrels haven’t already pinched them all!

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3 Responses to “Hunting for Conkers”

  1. witchwaybeauty 18 October 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    That sound so lovely, Where is Almondell Country Park? It looks beautiful.

    I’ve not managed to collect conkers yet but have a collection of pine cones

    • thecandytree125 18 October 2012 at 3:55 pm #

      Thanks! It’s in West Lothian, Scotland. Just a short drive from where I love so it’s perfect for a stroll at the weekend 🙂

  2. jewelsforall 18 October 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    Beautiful pictures!

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