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Signs of Autumn Reminders and Printable

Signs of Autumn Reminders and Printable

Are you looking for ideas for some simple autumn nature study ideas? In this post you’ll find many ideas from the archives here on the Handbook of Nature Study. Please pick the ideas that get you excited to be outdoors this season with your children. You many wish to make a note in your planner to accomplish several of these ideas for the next few months.

Signs of Autumn Notebook Page

You can use the Signs of Autumn notebook page to record your observations or you can use your own nature journal.

Some signs to look for:

  • Dry grass and weeds
  • Seeds
  • Wildflowers-thistles, goldenrod
  • Birds eating at feeders or flying overhead to migrate
  • Chilly morning temperatures or dew on the grass
  • Fruit ripe on trees
  • Insects or webs
  • Nuts, acorns, or berries
  • Clouds and wind


For families that are completing yearlong studies as part of their nature study plan, you’ll find links below to ideas for subjects. You can start now in autumn and make observations over the next year of your chosen topic. Our family has greatly benefited from following a subject over the course of a complete year, making seasonal observations as we go.

Here are some ideas from year-long nature study topics we’ve done in the past:


Outdoor Hour Challenge Autumn Nature Study Ideas Index @handbookofnaturestudy

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