Pretty much every day since we've been in North Carolina, we find ourselves outside doing something. And inevitably we find something we didn't have in South Dakota...like GINORMOUS Daddy Long leg spiders or different plants, like bamboo...
it all makes for great nature walking.
I've always loved nature walks with the kids. It's just so peaceful and so opposite of the screaming TV (who else thinks the Disney channel is just stupid...we hooked our cable up again because it was super cheap...don't ask me why we did that),
no phones, no computer...just us and nature.
This week in science we're learning about non vascular plants, so we went out looking for moss. And we found lots!
I love having nature study just be laid back and loose, but it's nice to have something to guide you a little bit and help organize your thoughts...or give you direction as to what to look for. It makes it more of a scavenger hunt and purposeful.
I looked everywhere for GOOD resources on nature study that I liked and came up short every time, but I finally found the perfect resource.
Nature Explorers are wonderful for nature studies...
have a ton of information, print outs, ideas, and extra reading resource lists.
I LOVE these ebooks.
They are affordable and totally adaptable to any style of homeschooler you are.
Remember way back when, when we made dye out of walnuts?? We got the idea from this book...
We've done numerous fun nature activities using these books,
and until December, you can get the "Fungus Among Us" book for only $6!
If you're not into fungus, there's also books on
Conifer trees (great for Christmas time)
Fruits and Nuts
Here's the link to see for yourself...
I hope you are enjoying the fall weather like we are!