The Outdoor Hour Challenge this week is to go outside and observe a bird. If you want to learn about a specific bird, the lesson in the Handbook of Nature Study referenced below is for the woodpecker. Take some time to follow the links in the archived challenge to view a variety of woodpeckers and determine which ones live in your neighborhood.
After your outdoor time, no matter what bird you found to study, follow up with the Autumn Bird notebook page found in the free notebook page bundle available here and on the Autumn tab of the website.
Archive Outdoor Hour Challenge – Click the link above to take you to the original challenge.
Make sure to click the link below to read the entire Outdoor Hour Challenge with helpful links, nature study ideas, printable notebooking pages, and suggested follow-up activities.
A suggested activity in this Outdoor Hour Challenge is to look at birds’ feet and make some comparisons. This part of the study can be done with any two birds you can observe in person. Use the notebook pages linked above to record your research and observations.
- Black and White Birds – Woodpecker, Chickadee, Nuthatch, Towhee
- Ideas for Creating a Bird Themed Nature Table (printable)
Don’t forget that the Ultimate Naturalist and Journey level memberships have a Learning About Birds ebook for you to use in your bird nature study. This ebook helps you study many common birds using the Handbook of Nature Study.
This Outdoor Hour Challenge is part of the 2018-2019 Plan here on the Handbook of Nature Study. We’ll be using the Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock to discover new things about the world around us. Join us each Friday for a different nature study topic. Make sure to subscribe to this blog to receive the weekly challenge right in your email box.
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