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Autumn 2017 Nature Schedule and a Giveaway

I’m hoping there will be many of you who will be joining us for the up-coming autumn season of nature study. I’m all geared up to jump into an ebook from the archives with fresh eyes in a new location.

I am by nature a planner, and I know many of you are likewise, so here’s the plan for the next few months here on the Handbook of Nature Study.


Autumn 2010 Outdoor Hour ChallengeThe majority of the challenges from October through December will be coming from the ebook shown above: Nature Study with the Outdoor Hour Challenges – Autumn 2010. This ebook is found in the Ultimate Naturalist Library membership. See below for a chance to win a copy of this ebook!

October 6 – Signs of Autumn

October 13 – Nature Journal – How to Get Started

October 20 – Geese and Ducks

October 27 – Horse (and dog)

November 3 – Apples

November 10 – Seasonal Tree – Leaves

November 17 – Year Long Study –  Queen Anne’s Lace

November 24 – November World

December 1 – Seasonal Weather

December 8 – Pine Cones

December 15 – Trout and Salmon

December 22 – December Mini Challenge


1 Outdoor Hour Challenge Oct 17 to Aug 18 Plans

If you want to see the complete plan for the next year, you can pop over to this entry to see what will be covered: Plans for October 2017 to August 2018.

 I’m giving away 5 copies of the Autumn 2010 ebook!

Would you like a chance to win the Nature Study with the Outdoor Hour Challenge – Autumn 2010 ebook? Here you go! Enter by leaving me a comment and then using the Rafflecopter gadget to make your official entry. The giveaway will end on Friday, September 8, 2017 at midnight. You can enter once a day until then!

I will be choosing 5 winners at random!

The giveaway runs until Friday, September 8, 2017 at midnight so enter now!

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54 thoughts on “Autumn 2017 Nature Schedule and a Giveaway

  1. My daughter is especially excited about studying horses!

  2. I think the apple study will be fun and informative as we gather different varieties to inspect them! We can add in a trip to an orchard and a baking activity too. I think it would be fun for my little bakers to do some tests to find the best baking apple due to its characteristics. Thank you for all you do at OHC! I always find fresh inspiration through your materials.

  3. We spent live too far from you. We are in Woodland, WA. The PNW is a nature lovers dream! We are looking forward to Queen Ann’s lace. There’s so much of it around here, we might as well learn about it.

  4. I have one that likes horses, but with our recent visit of a hawk, I am sure all the kids will love the birds.

  5. I’m looking forward to seasonal leaves and weather.

  6. I’d say trout and salmon, however my kids would probably say HORSES!

  7. I think my kids would be most interested in observing horses, but I’d have to say Queen Anne’s Lace because I love wildflowers and that is a personal interest of mine.

  8. I am most looking forward to the trout and salmon study because we have a fishladder near us and it will be fun to watch as we learn.

  9. I am excited about this giveaway! Thanks. I’m looking forward to the apples and pinecones. My daughters would love the horses/dog study.

  10. I love to watch the changes that occur over time. I am looking forward to the yearlong, Queen Anne’s Lace, study.

  11. Living in Arizona, I would love the December challenge .

  12. Apples!

  13. Can’t wait for the pinecone challenge!

  14. The Geese and Duck sounds very interesting. We did a study each week watching them nest. We noted the temperaments and how they acted. It was really interesting.

  15. We’re planning on tagging along!

  16. We’re planning on tagging along – can’t wait for apples!

  17. I’m looking forward to Nature Journal and Pine Cones. My children have recently fallen in love with pine cones so that should be fun!

  18. What a wonderful giveaway~thank you so very much!!!!!

  19. We love all things Autumn at our house! So, it’s a toss up between Signs of Autumn and Seasonal Tree- Leaves.

  20. What a wonderful giveaway. For us it would be a toss up between the Signs of Autumn, Seasonal Tree-Leaves and the Apples one. Autumn is a favorite time of year in our house.

  21. Looking forward to pinecones. Recently went to the Arboretum and was amazed at the variety of conifers.

  22. Pine cones!!! There is something about them that makes all smile.

  23. Queen Anne’s Lace is a sentimental favorite for me.

  24. I am so looking forward to the December one on the Trout and Salmon….my daughter wants to look at the APPLES as we moved from the VA area last year and she is curious about the different apples down south!

  25. Im excited avout it all. I haven’t done anything like this before.

  26. We’re new to all of this, so I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to just sit and study and enjoy nature … but since I’ve got a thing for horses and almost never get to be around them, I think that will be exciting! I’ll have to see what I can work out for that one. 🙂

  27. I am excited about Apples.

  28. We are most looking forward to apples or the signs of autumn

  29. Apples, leaves, pinecones, weather.

  30. We’re always eager to learn more about birds.

  31. I love fall leaves and watching them change. Plus, my youngest child has started school this year and we have already been examining leaves this summer, so I’m excited to study the change in them with him especially!

  32. I love fall leaves and watching them change. Plus, my youngest child has started school this year and we have already been examining leaves this summer, so I’m excited to study the change in them with him especially! My daughter will be excited about the ducks and geese challenge!

  33. Apples, of course!!

  34. I would love to know how to get started with nature journaling. Or maybe just get a kick in the pants to actually do it. Either way, thanks for the opportunity!

  35. We are most looking forward to Seasonal Weather and Pine Cones. Thank you!

  36. Like that whole family can do this together!

  37. This is a neat way to study nature.

  38. I am excited that the autumn weather is upon us and would love some help doing nature study with my kids. I am really interested in the signs of autumn.

  39. My kids would love this!

  40. Apples or pinecones!

  41. Some of these will be a bit hard for our area, but the geese one would be perfect!

  42. We are looking forward to the leaves changing so learning about the leaves would be a great nature study for us! Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. November World

  44. Horses sounds like fun! My girls lover them!

  45. Can you tell I really want to win this ebook? I probably should pay for the Ultimate Naturalist Library but we don’t have the funds right now. Thanks for all the work you have done on this site!

  46. Leaves or Horses!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!

  47. Looking forward to apples and apple picking!

  48. I love all the posts and challenges that come to my inbox from you! Since Fall is my favorite everything-I would pretty much eat up any and all the topics!

  49. I am personally looking forward to studying apples. I am considering having different varieties shipped to my house a few times a year so that I can try them all. I did not know there were so many varieties. Look at this website:

  50. The “How to Get Started” is probably the most “exciting” for us- it has been on my to-do list for years, but has never fully happened. Your guide sounds like a phenomenal way to get us going in earnest. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  51. Seasonal trees!

  52. Leaves! We’re excited about leaves!

  53. Signs of Autum sounds fantastic, my favorite season! Thanks!

  54. I’d also like just some basic help on getting started nature journaling. I have made my first entry this week but need more guidance.

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