Monday, January 18, 2010
Winter Time Nature Study
I have to admit, the city girl has begun to enjoy nature study. But what to do when the weather is cold, wet, or snowy? If it is a day that we don't feel like braving the elements, rather than totally abandoning our nature notebooks we get out the field guides and choose something that is not native to our area. Another thing we enjoy, is reading a "living" nature book like Pocketful of Pine Cones, Girl of the Limberlost, or one of the Burgess books and draw what flora or fauna is mentioned in that chapter. We get out the field guides and look up our find just as if we went outside to search it out. It kills two...ahem..."birds" with one stone, so to speak, kiddos keep up with their nature study while mom gets to sit beside the wonderfully, warm wood stove.