Our Nature Journals Week 30

For her July phenology wheel, Rose sketched a Barn owl and represented Independence Day, in honour of our American friends.

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My phenology wheel for July is blackberries ripening in the garden, and St. Swithin’s Day!
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For my Calendar of Firsts this week, I sketched the raspberries in the garden and a fledgling Sparrow that Phoebe-cat brought in. Fortunately, it was fine, and we were able to put it back into the garden very quickly.

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June Phenology Wheels

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 June. A in previous months, Rose worked on her entry whilst I read from the June chapter of Roald Dhal My Year.

Rosie’s phenology wheel for June:

Robin’s eggs and the Summer Solstice

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My phenology wheel for June:

Dog roses, the Summer Solstice, and St. John’s Tide
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Our Phenology Wheel posts for the year:

January

February

March

April

May

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.

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

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

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Our Phenology Wheel posts for the year:

January

February

March

April

April Phenology Wheels

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 April, as always,  Rose worked on hers whilst I read from the April chapter of Roald Dhal My Year.

Rose sketched a Horse Chestnut leaf, and the St. Georges cross.

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For my wheel: St George’s Day and Easter Day, Dandelions and Daisies!

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Our Phenology Wheel posts for the year:

January

February

March

Our Nature Journals Week 13

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Our week began on Mothering Sunday, with bright blue skies and glorious sunshine, but gradually became wetter as the week wore on. We managed some lovely morning walks still; everything is growing and changing!

We had some excitement in the garden this week; A partial albino Blackbird! Isn’t he a handsome wee fellow!

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This week Rosie sketched the Ash tree buds that were bursting into flower for her field guide.

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We also worked on our phenology wheels for March.

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I sketched a Bumble Bee, Dandelion, and Lesser Celandine.

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What is happening in the natural world where you live?

March Phenology Wheels

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 March, which Rose worked on whilst I read from the March chapter of Roald Dhal My Year, which we are thoroughly enjoying.

Rose decided to record a frog, as we have had both frogs and toads in abundance, along with symbols for Ash Wednesday and Mothering Sunday.

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I recorded the Vernal equinox, Pussy Willow, and tadpoles, along with symbols for Ash Wednesday.

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Our Phenology Wheel posts for the year:

January

February