Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More Nature Journaling

It was a gorgeous day yesterday, so we cut our school day a little short and headed to the a local nature center for a nature walk and some nature journaling. There was so much to look at that it was tough for the children to choose something to journal.

Thing 3 chose to journal this wildflower. I think it's actually ragweed, but I can't be sure. For research purposes, I declared it was ragweed.

In our research, we learned that bees love ragweed because it produces so much pollen. Some people say that a single plant produces a billion grains of pollen in one season! Please pass the Zyrtec.

Thing 4 chose to journal a garden snail that she found hiding under this rotting piece of wood. She sort of rushed through her drawing so she could play with her new friend. They're really pretty interesting creatures, what with those eyes on stalks.

You'll notice that she continues to make interesting fashion choices. She tells me that matching clothes are so dull.

Both kiddos thought this guy was cool, but he wouldn't hold still long enough for either of them to sketch.

"Let them once get in touch with nature and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight and habit through life." Charlotte Mason

1 comment:

  1. Just looking at that picture made my eyes itch! I finally had a chance to read through your most recent posts, looks like you guys are having a lot of fun. I think we might try making butter milk with the boys are here. Goodness knows we have enough hands to shake it around here!



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