Monday, April 24, 2017

First Nature Walk of The Season and Some Helpful Resources

Heading out for our first adventure.

Last Thursday was such a lovely day, perfect for our first Nature Study walk.  It was partly sunny and warm.  It was a bit windy, 30mph winds.  We didn't really have a specific goal, just enjoy being outside.  Everyone ran, played on the playground, climbed trees and tried to steer clear of the Spring mud.

When we got home we did a little nature note booking. The pages are from the Handbook of Nature Study Spring challenges.  We did a Tree Study, Bird Drawing and Weather Observation.  Spring weather is so crazy that we observed twice that day because the weather is so different from the morning till evening.  

We have been working on learning our neighborhood birds.  Yes, I think I could be a crazy bird person that hangs binoculars around her neck and carries a field guide at all times.  I downloaded a Bird matching game (I'm sorry I can't remember the source), covered them with contact paper and then cut them out.  It is fun to match them up with our Audubon birds.   

Thanks to my sister, I came across this great outdoor website.  There is some great info and videos on feathers.  Fun for all of us :) 

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  1. Hooray for nature walks! :-) Love the journal pages and the bird matching game (if you think of the source, let me know--looks great!). Thanks for stopping by Yankee Homestead!

  2. Looks like fun activity to make walks more interesting! #LetKidsBeKids

  3. Lovely nature walk. Great nature note booking after too. We always love a good nature walk.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids