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Handbook of Nature Study Newsletter – January 2017 Backyard Nature Ideas

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Handbook of Nature Study Newsletter

January 2017 – Backyard Nature Ideas


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Contents of this edition of the newsletter include:

  • This month we are focusing on finding something in our own backyard for nature study. I have written an article sharing subjects that might be right outside your back door and then a plan for following up with some of the Outdoor Hour Challenges available on the website archives.
  • There is a new article from Shirley Vels (from Under an English Sky) that tells how she uses her kitchen window as a way to view the natural world.
  • From the archives: There are two articles I wrote that explain how we created a “wild side” in our yard as a nature “laboratory” and another article that talks about creating sensory experiences in your own backyard.
  • January Planning Page for Mom – Much more than just a planner page, this is full of nature journal ideas, a short challenge for parents, links to the up-coming challenges, and ideas for using the archives.
  • Printables: This month I have mined the archives to find a nature study grid and bookmark for you to print and use. Plus, there is a brand new nature journal topper just perfect for this month’s nature study topic..winter backyard study.

Resources for your Nature Library: I have started to build a nature library store on Amazon that will feature by category my favorite nature study books and resources. Take a look and see if there is anything you would like to put on your wish list for your family’s nature study library: Handbook of Nature Study Nature Library Suggestions on Note this is my affiliate store to items I personally recommend and have read or seen in person.

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Outdoor Hour Challenge Winter 2016 More Nature Study We will be using the More Nature Study – Winter ebook starting on January 13, 2017. You can find it in the Ultimate Naturalist Library.

4 thoughts on “Handbook of Nature Study Newsletter – January 2017 Backyard Nature Ideas

  1. Neat. Thank you!

    1. You are very welcome!

  2. Hi, Barb! I’ve so missed you and OHC and all the rest! My homeschool daughter is full time PS now, but I’d like to get back into nature study JUST FOR ME now that we live in very rural north central PA. A 2017 resolution and I knew just where to go! Looking forward to the Winter ebook. We do winter very well up here!

    1. Nice to hear from you Leslie! I am so glad you are going to be joining us.

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