Grasses Week: Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Grasses Week’.

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Do let me know how you get on.

Happy exploring!

Our Nature Journals Week 16

This week has been very pleasant, weather-wise. Beautiful, chilly mornings, stretching out into mild spring days.
Rose was inspired by a book she is reading; A Rock is Lively and sketched Lapis Lazuli
I am busy observing the meadow, which is so beautifully bursting into life.
Cuckoo Flower and Cherry blossom
Dandelion, Blackberry leaves, and Ribwort Plantain
In my Calendar of Firsts, I sketched our apple tree, which is in full bloom, promising lots of fruit for pies and crumbles. I also sketched a  Pheasant; I keep spying them on the way to the stables with my daughters.
Happy exploring!

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Tree Study Week: Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Spring Tree Study Week’.

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Do let me know how you get on.

Happy exploring!

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