This post will include two Spring Challenges by Barb @ Handbook Nature Study Blog plus an update on our Dogwood tree that we are doing a 4 season tree study on.Spring Weather Creation Study, we also filled out the weather notebook page and took a very a nice morning creation walk. My oldest took the above picture as a representive of this Creation study. Our youngest took the next picture and you can see the sunshine in the very edge of the picture. I think with these two pics you can tell what kind of weather we were having !!
This egg casing (I’m thinking praying Mantis) is on a Red Maple tree and we are trying to remember to check it everyday in hopes that we will see the babies hatch.
The two above pictures are of focus of our 4 season tree study. It is a wonderful but small Dogwood that is right near our driveway. Just a week or so ago when we were doing a 4 season tree study, there were only wee little flower buds.
The boys filling out their Weather notebook page
Above are pics of their notebook pages for the Spring Weather and 4 season tree study nature challenge notebook pages that they put in their creation journal.Friday we headed out for the Spring Bird Creation Study ……a very nice Creation Walk and the boys did some bird stalking, we sketched in our nature journals (this included handwriting practice for my oldest), while outside on our walk and while we stayed out and did all our school we observed a male Cardinal, Great Blue Heron, Bluebirds, Dragon Fly, Water Striders, our Chickens, Bumble Bees, Praying Mantis egg case, Skink, a little spider crawling on our backyard umbrella pole, two wee little inch worms hanging from our huge backyard umbrella (I’m sure that is not the official name) and two huge snapping turtles in our lake (taking care of some spring business =).