My Nature Journal Week 31

I don’t have much to share with you this week; the girls have been away this week riding, and I have been pounding the keyboard, working on the soon-to-be-released Guided Journal to accompany Exploring Nature With Children.

I have been able to work on my Calendar of Firsts, however. I sketched the Ragwort that is filling the meadow right now, and a wee common wasp that was buzzing around. I also noted the rain. The never ending, heavy rain!

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Happy exploring!

Our Nature Journals: Week 28

No notes yet, but here is my Herbal Journal for this week: Ragwort, Hawthorn, Blackberry, and Compact Rush.

The weather was glorious, with cotton wool clouds. The meadow is full of blue-purple Tufted Vetch and golden Birdsfoot Trefoil, and the grasses are waist high!

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Rose has been observing and sketching snails this week

My Calendar of Firsts

A crow feather and ripening conker. We have had lashings of rain this week, combined with gloriously sun-shiny days. It is St.Swithin’s Day on Saturday, so I am hoping for pleasant weather!

St. Swithin’s day, if thou dost rain For forty days it will remain
St. Swithin’s day, if thou be fair For forty days ’twill rain no more.

Happy exploring!

Our Nature Journals Week 27

We have had lots of sunshine and lots of rain this week. The earth is just so green right now, and seems to be taking a long, satisfying out breath!

It happened to be Independence Day on the day Rose was making a cover for her book on the animal kingdom, so she decided to sketch a Bald Eagle. As she was adding the watercolour background, she felt inspired to loosely represent the American flag.

For herΒ Field Guide this week, Rose sketched Common Bent Grass

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For my Calendar of Firsts this week, I sketchedΒ Great Willowherb and a Northern Damselfly (which I sketched far too big!)

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What is happening in nature where you live?

Happy exploring!

Our Nature Journals Week 26

This week’s herbal journal: Bridsfoot Trefoil, Yellow Oat Grass, Crested Dog’s Tail, Compact Rush, and a wee 7-Spot Ladybird. The meadow was buzzing with insects; heaps of Five Spot burnet moths and Ladybirds. The grass is ever so tall now, too!

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Rosie worked on her field guide this week: Horse Chestnut

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My Calendar of Firsts this week:

I cheated a little this week and painted last week’s fledgling sparrow. I also painted the ripening raspberries in the garden.
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Happy exploring!