Who would like to join me for some nature study this school year? If the idea sounds attractive, but overwhelming, let me share my secret: Barb at Handbook for Nature Study. Every week she has an Outdoor Hour Challenge that guides you in being a guide for your children. She provides the topic, a short reading assignment for mom (from Anna Comstock's Handbook of Nature Study which can be found free online), and finally ideas for your nature study. Then you're encouraged to blog about your outdoor hour (which can actually be as short as 15 minutes). To me, that's half the fun -- getting to see what everyone else did and sharing our own adventures.
Barb has put together an ebook with all the 2010 autumn challenges, complete with notebooking pages specific to each challenge. I purchased my copy
yesterday last week and it looks wonderful. Plus, if you order by Tuesday, September 7, TODAY you will receive a free set of nature notebooking pages from NotebookingPages.com. I used their state pages last year and loved them, so I'm very excited about this free gift!
I'm not blogging about this for a give-away or any reason other than I just really like this resource and wanted you to know about a great deal. : )
The pictures in this post were from a nature walk Grace and I took a year ago, but never made the blog. Grace was excited to show me a giant uprooted tree in our neighborhood.