July Nature Note

Book : : The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

I hope that this July Nature Note finds you & your loved ones well.

If you are new to Exploring Nature with Children, and are joining us for the first time this month, please jump right in. You can begin ENWC at any point in the year, and there’s no better time to get started than the present!

If you began back in 2019, and are coming toward the end of your studies, I am truly honoured that ENWC has been a part of your home education, and my hope is that you and your child have enjoyed your studies, and learned about the natural world around you. ENWC is written to be used year upon year for layered learning, so I do hope that you will consider joining us again during the next year!

A quote to carry with you this July:

We can experience so much wonder, awe, & joy when we spend time observing nature.  We see beauty in the most ordinary of things. What is nature teaching you & your child this month?

For those of you who are using Exploring Nature With Children, the weeks for July fall as follows:

6th ~ 12th Week 1: Summer Tree Study Week  

13th ~ 19th Week 2: Weather Week { St Swithin’s Week : : St. Swithin’s Day falls on Wednesday the 15th }

20th ~ 26th Week 3 Moth Week 

27th ~ 26nd Week 4: Field Trip Week  

There’s a free ENWC calendar for the year to download here.

As always, please work the weeks to suit your own circumstances best; these are just my own suggestions! 

Please keep in mind social distancing, and your own government’s guidelines during these difficult times.

If you’re over on Instagram, do pop over and say hello! The Instagram page is very much about community; think of it as your virtual home school co op! Our community uses the #exploringnaturewithchildren hashtag, & also specific weekly hashtags to enable you to connect with other families working through ENWC this year.

Seasonal notes:

Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.

~ The Months by Sara Coleridge

Here in England, the countryside is so lush in July. The brambles hang heavy with ripe fruit, and one of my favourite things to do is to pick blackberries from the garden & bake a delicious crumble.


Here’s a good recipe to try.

Special days this May:

Happy exploring!

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