Happy exploring on this the longest day of the year.
This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Summer Solstice Week’.
Here are some helpful links to get you going:
- What is the longest day of the year, and why is it called the Summer Solstice?
- 11 Things about the Summer Solstice
- Why the days are shorter in winter & longer in summer (video)
“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne Of The Island
My Herbal journal this week features Cow Parsnip, Blackberry flowers, Hawthorn, and Common Rush.
Rose has been working on her field guide again this week; she has sketched Timothy Grass, which the meadow is bursting with.
In my Calendar of Firsts this week, I recorded the Red and White Clover, and Common Sorrel.
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
This week in my Herbal diary, I have sketched a Dog Rose, Buttercup seed heads, White Clover, Common Sorrel, and a Common Spotted Orchid.
Rose is still learning about the animal kingdom. Here is a rare brown Panda that she sketched.
Hot and cold climates
In my Calendar of Firsts, I sketched the beautiful, fragrant Elderflowers, and some teeny strawberries.