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Fairy Hunt

Going on a Fairy Hunt kids

There has been quite a big hype in the news lately over the Rossendale Fairies, photographs taken by British professor John Hyatt of insect-like creatures that extraordinarily look like fairies (!), currently on public display at the Whitaker Museum in Rossendale.

Rosendale Fairies

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As a girl, I was a believer in all magical things and I had a particular affinity for fairies. I used to regularly go on searches hoping to catch a glimpse of the wee folk. When I first read about the Rossendale Fairies yesterday, my adult brain automatically determined that theses pictures were probably an unidentified species of insects, but there is a part of me, that little girl deep down inside, that remains hopeful. I showed the Rossendale Fairies to my daughter and we both decided that later that day we would conduct our own Fairy Hunt. So, I strapped her baby sister in the carrier, packed the camera, and we headed off to the local nature center hoping to catch a few on film.

You won’t believe it.. BUT WE DID! Lorelei photographed a few in the early spring thickets preparing for summer! If you look *very* carefully you will see them (but I’m warning you, most adults might not be able to).

Fairy Hunt

fairy hunt

fairy hunt

fairy hunt

fairy hunt

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the warmer weather, go on a fairy hunt! But I must warn you…. Kids usually have a better eye for finding fae, so you might want to take one or two along. You’ll yield more results if they’re in charge of the camera, too.

 

Source of Rossendale Fairies images.

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