I am so terribly excited to share with you my new Phenology Wheel Guide!
So many of you have been asking questions about our phenology wheels this year, that I decided to put together a short guide to help you along with your own wheel.
A phenology wheel is simply a visual representation of what is happening month by month, in the natural world around you.
The Raising Little Shoots Phenology Guide is a 33 page, photograph heavy guide, to help you step by step, set up your own phenology wheel for the year.
Keeping a phenology wheel is a smashing way for you and your family to connect both with nature and each other. A way for all the family to gather together to spend time nature journaling; it doesn’t take up much time at all, and is perfect for families who have children of different ages and stages. Everyone can work together, but at their own level.
At the end of the year you will have a superb record of the natural world in your own locality. If you were to keep a new wheel each year, imagine the wonder of being able to look back over previous years’ wheels, and all the memories that would stir.
The guide is currently priced at $6, and will increase to $8 on December 31st
3 thoughts on “Announcing The New Phenology Wheel Guide!”
I would love to make these with my children but we live in Alaska, US and where we live it is deep winter for many months. I’m not sure what we would draw for those months. Maybe wildlife or birds? Do you have any suggestions? Thank you for making the guide!
Good evening, Bridget!
Honestly, the best thing to do would be just to *observe*. See what *really* happens in the depths of winter…and record that. There are some questions in the guide to help you make decisions on what to draw, though.
Does that help at all?
Bridget, I know it’s a little late, but reach out to the Eagle River Nature Center, in ER Alaska! We have lots of ideas and use phenology wheels & nature journaling all the time!