This week is Spring Tree Week in Exploring Nature With Children, but we have jumped ahead a week to the plant life-cycle week.
We went to our special nature spot and fed the pigeons and fowl.
We were overjoyed to see ducklings out for a swim with mummy duck!
Rose found an empty egg, most likely a Mallard egg. Unfortunately it looked like it met a sad end.
Rose found flowering plants hiding behind the Rhododendron bushes. We also saw lots of Daisies and Dandelions!
Rose was delighted to find so much Lichen growing on this tree. She declared the air to be ‘good and clean’, as lichen thrives in clean air.
We came home and discussed the lifecycle of a plant, then sketched a tiny Daisy we had found on our walk.
A couple of days later we discussed the plant life-cycle and then we copied pictures From Seed To Plant by Gail Gibbons into our nature journals, to illustrate what we had remembered.
How is your nature study coming along this week?