Asking your kids to be adventurers in nature during frosty autumn days can be tricky when they might be reluctant to venture out. So this week, rather than frogmarch my children around the garden and paddocks insisting that they be ‘outdoor warriors’, I set them the task of finding the simple in nature. All that was needed, I explained, was to observe and record what they saw around them. You know what? They found beauty in places I wouldn’t have thought to look and stayed out for hours, even when a thunderstorm loomed. Why not encourage your children to do the same? It doesn’t matter what your outdoors might be. Wonder can be found everywhere. All they need is a digital camera or if that’s not to hand, a journal and a pencil. Here’s some of the simple joy my two found.