Winter Trees ~ Exploring Nature With Children

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Sorry for the late post this week!

This week is Winter Tree week in Exploring Nature With Children. We began the week as always with a walk to our local park.

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Everyone was hungry as usual!

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I love this snap of one of the Moorhens! Their acid-green legs always make me smile.

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Tufted ducks! I haven’t spotted them before, so either I have not been very observant, or they are visiting us from Northern Europe.

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Rose managed to find the last bit of snow!

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We studied this local Cherry tree for our winter tree topic this week.

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Cherry trees line the main road near to my house; they are breathtakingly beautiful when they are decked out in their spring-time finery.

Our nature journals this week

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4 thoughts on “Winter Trees ~ Exploring Nature With Children

  1. Hi Lynn

    Love the drawings of the trees, I struggle with trees and I am glad to have got to the tree drawing pages in my new lovely book. So far when I have wanted to record a tree I have taken a photo, I am going to try drawing one now. Thanks for the recommendation.

    I love your tufted ducks they are so smart looking, dapper ducks in their tuxedos. We have just been out with wildlife club and seen some tufted ducks, apparantly they often hang out with other ducks so keep your eyes open.

    The birds are really starting to get ready for spring here, I’ve seen rooks nest building, ducks displaying and we are really noticing bird song now.

    Looks like you had lots more snow than us, ours was a kind of blink and you miss it event. 😦 When we went out to look at our tree, my son commented that it had a face, so it was soon named Harry the sweet chestnut, after that there was no point in continuing with the intended lesson, we went round the playing field naming all the trees! I might add they all got big hugs too. 😀

    Pond study next week, goody!

    Best wishes

    Jenny

  2. I have been meaning to tell you that you inspired me. My daughter has kept a nature journal for a couple years now, but I never did. I would take pictures to work on the naming and classification. I have started keeping my own nature journal and it has been a blast! I guess I need to buy a “good” journal of my own. I picked up a slightly used sketchbook from the shelf, but I’m now thinking a new journal all my own. 🙂

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