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Brand New! Outdoor Hour Challenge: Fireweed Wildflower Nature Study

Brand New! Outdoor Hour Challenge

Fireweed Wildflower Nature Study

Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) gets its name from its ability to quickly populate a recently burned out or disturbed area. It’s hard to believe how this wildflower springs to life after a devastating wildfire, but it does so among the ashes!

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Look for pink spires of flowers on top of tall leafy stems with narrow willow-like leaves. See the images in this ebook and in the links below. Here’s a nice YouTube video for you to watch: Fireweed.
  • Look up the range map on USDA: Fireweed Range. Check to see if you have fireweed in your local area. Use the printable fact sheet from the USDA to learn all you can about this common wildflower: Fireweed Plant Guide.

Outdoor Hour Challenge fireweed

If you have a membership here on the Handbook of Nature Study, you’ll find the complete challenge with images, more links to resources and videos, journaling ideas, a notebook page, and ideas for studying flowers in the evening primrose family. You’ll need to sign into your Ultimate or Journey level membership to see the book download.

Outdoor Hour Challenge Wildflower 3 Covermaker
Ebook includes nature study lessons for common silverweed, fireweed, salsify, Indian paintbrush, and forget-me-nots.


Here’s a sample from the Wildflower ebook: Outdoor Hour Challenge Wildflower Set 3 Sample

To purchase an Ultimate Naturalist Library membership, you can click on over to the Join Us page at any time.