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Outdoor Hour Challenge:Leech Nature Study

Did you know?

Leeches are flattened, segmented worms found in a variety of freshwater aquatic environments, including lakes, ponds, marshes, springs and slow streams.

Please Note: In North America, there are probably more freshwater leeches that don’t feed on blood than there are blood-feeders.


Outdoor Hour Challenge Leech nature study graphic

Use these links to learn a little about the leech:

  • If you have an invertebrate field guide, look up leeches. Read the information to know where to look and what to look for during your Outdoor Hour Time.
  • Use this link to learn more about the leech: Biokids

Alternate study this week

Seasonal Pond Study: This is a great start to a pond study and it includes a printable notebook page.

See the Creepy things ebook for more leech nature study ideas, videos, and printables!

Please note that I will not be posting the complete challenge here on the blog. You’ll find the detailed challenge in the Creepy Things ebook that’s available both in the Ultimate Naturalist and Journey level memberships. Sign into your account and download the ebook for the details, more links, and notebook pages.

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Topics in this ebook include:

  • Banana slug
  • Tarantula
  • Black widow
  • Scorpion
  • Leech
  • Muskrat
  • Sphinx moth
  • Cicada
  • Millipede
  • Poison oak

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