I Wonder What It Would Be Like…

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“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne Of The Island

Our Nature Journals Week 24

My Herbal journal this week features Cow Parsnip, Blackberry flowers, Hawthorn, and Common Rush.

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Rose has been working on her field guide again this week; she has sketched Timothy Grass, which the meadow is bursting with.

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In my Calendar of Firsts this week, I recorded the Red and White Clover, and Common Sorrel.

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Happy exploring!

Of All The Paths You Take In Life…

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“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
John Muir

Our Journals Week 23

This week in my Herbal diary, I have sketched a Dog Rose, Buttercup seed heads, White Clover, Common Sorrel, and a Common Spotted Orchid.

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Rose is still learning about the animal kingdom. Here is a rare brown Panda that she sketched.

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In my Calendar of Firsts, I sketched the beautiful, fragrant Elderflowers, and some teeny strawberries.

Happy exploring!

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Museum Trip Week : Exploring Nature With Children

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

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Do let me know how you get on with your own butterflies!

Happy exploring!

Our Nature Journals Week 22

We have had some glorious weather this week, and some heavy grey skies. The meadow is bursting with Buttercups!

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I painted in my journal the Old English full moon names, and the moon phases.

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Rose has been learning about animal classification. Here are her pages this week:

Reptiles

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Birds

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Mammals.

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In my Calendar of Firsts this week, I painted the Blackberry flowers, one of our Painted Lady butterflies, and recorded that it is Whitsun.

Happy exploring!

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Our Nature Journals ~ Week 21

The meadow is so pretty right now! I painted the Horse Chestnut flowers, which are slowly on their way out, Ribwort Plantain, and Ivy.

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Our nature group explored a little of the local history of our nature spot this week, and Rose sketched a scene from life in the middle ages.

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For my Calendar of Firsts, I cheated  little, and I sketched our new kitten. We have been struggling so much with his names, so I recored some of the names we have toyed with! I also recored that it was Ascension Day, and the new moon.

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Happy exploring!

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

Butterfly Week : Exploring Nature With Children

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

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Do let me know how you get on with your own butterflies!

Happy exploring!