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Happy exploring!


Our Nature Journals ~ Week 21

The meadow is so pretty right now! I painted the Horse Chestnut flowers, which are slowly on their way out, Ribwort Plantain, and Ivy.




Our nature group explored a little of the local history of our nature spot this week, and Rose sketched a scene from life in the middle ages.


For my Calendar of Firsts, I cheated  little, and I sketched our new kitten. We have been struggling so much with his names, so I recored some of the names we have toyed with! I also recored that it was Ascension Day, and the new moon.


Happy exploring!

Phenology Wheels In May

Back in January, we began to keep phenology wheels to record not only the changes in the natural world, but also the festivals of the liturgical year that we celebrate.

Here are our entries for May. A in previous months, Rose worked on her entry whilst I read from the May chapter of Roald Dhal My Year.


Rose sketched a wild bunny, and as today is Ascension Day, she sketched clouds to represent the festival.


I sketched the Hawthorn, which to me, is the flower of May! I copied Rosie’s idea of clouds for Ascension Day.


Our Phenology Wheel posts for the year:





Butterfly Week : Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Butterfly Week’.

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Do let me know how you get on with your own butterflies!

Happy exploring!

Our Nature Journals : Week 20

The meadow this week is bursting with Buttercups! I painted the nettles, Red Campion, Meadow Buttercups, and Red Clover.

My notes on the Nettles came from the beautiful & informative blog of Lucinda Warner, a herbalist who blogs at Whispering Earth.
Rose sketched and labelled an Ash branch for her Field Guide this week. We had to agree to disagree on her choice of leaf margin 😉
In my Calendar of Firsts I recorded the Rosemary that is flowering in my garden, and a wee Brown-Lipped Snail that was walking along my path.
What is happening in your wee corner of the world?