This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Honeybee Week’.
Here are some helpful links to get you going:
- How do I tell the difference between a wasp and a bee?
- Bee ID
- What’s the Waggle Dance? And Why do Bees do it?
- Honeybee Anatomy
- How do bees make honey?
- 12 common flowers to plant for the bees
2 thoughts on “HONEYBEE WEEK | EXPLORING NATURE WITH CHILDREN”
Hi Lynn! I just purchased Exploring Nature With Children to use this fall and am looking forward to keeping a nature journal again. I saw your beautiful watercolors in your nature calendar and wondered if you could answer a question about them… do you do the ink drawing first and then add watercolor, or the other way around? Do you paint on location or take a photo and paint at home (or something else)? Just curious as I do watercolors from photos but haven’t tried adding ink or painting on location yet. Thanks!
Thank you for taking the time to write, and for your kind words.
I paint both out in the field, and from photographs; it really does depend upon the subject, and how I am spending my time. I sketch with waterproof ink first, then add watercolour washes.
I hope that helps a little.
Enjoy keeping your journal!