Outdoor Hour Challenge – Henbit Study

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Outdoor Hour Challenge

Henbit Nature Study – Wildflower Set #2

Inside Preparation:

  • Henbit (Laminum amplexicaule) is a fairly common wildflower in North America. See the range map here: USDA Henbit.
  • You may wish to read this page: Henbit on Edible Wild Food. Please note that I do not encourage the eating of any plants covered in this ebook.
  • Use internet sources to research henbit. Ebook users look at page 7 for a list of suggestions.

Outdoor Hour Time:

Look for henbit alongside roads, in lawns, pastures, or gardens. Bloom time is early spring to late fall.

  • Observe henbit if possible but any of the related plants would be a wonderful alternative study, especially purple dead nettle. You can tell the difference between the plants by looking at the leaves. Henbit’s are heart shaped and dead nettle leaves are more triangular.
  • Make careful observations using the suggestions in this ebook if you have access to it.
  • Another name for henbit is giraffe head. Which name do you like better?

Follow-Up Activity:

  • Create a notebook page for henbit using the page provided in the ebook or in your nature journal. There is also a coloring page for henbit in the ebook.
  • Start a mint family notebook page. Keep a running list of flowers you observe and/or study in this plant family.
  • Advanced study: This website has a comparison of three similar plants that you may wish to consult: Identify That Plant. Create a nature journal page that includes descriptions of each of the featured plants: Creeping Charlie, purple dead nettle, and henbit.

 

OHC Wildflower Set 2 @handbookofnaturestudy

How do you get the new Wildflower Nature Study ebook?

Members of the Ultimate Naturalist and Journey levels have access to the new ebook in their library. You need to click the “Members Area” button at the top of the website, sign into your account, and the ebook is there to download and save for your family to use when desired. If you don’t have a membership yet, I am offering a $5 off discount code that will be good towards your Ultimate Naturalist membership.

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Outdoor Hour Challenge – Wildflower Study Set #2

OHC Wildflower Set 2 @handbookofnaturestudy

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Outdoor Hour Challenge
Wildflower Nature Study Set #2

  • This 43 page digital ebook has 5 challenges and supplemental activities that will help you learn about some common wildflowers. (See the Amazon.com store for wildflower related resources.)
  • There are custom notebooking pages for each of the five wildflowers featured. In addition, there is a general notebook page for recording information for each of the plant families introduced in this ebook. There is also a page for use with any summer flower study.
  • I have included two wildflower related activities from the archives: Wildflower Photo Hunt and the Wildflower Big Grid Study.
  • Four coloring pages
  • There is enough material in this ebook to provide 5 weeks of wildflower study or more depending on how long you take to complete each challenge.
  • One of the resources in this ebook is a chart that coordinates each study with the Botany in a Day book.
  • Sample: Print an ebook sample here:OHC Wildflower Nature Study Set 2 Sample

Here are the specific flowers included in this ebook:

  • Henbit ( Mint Family)
  • Cow Parsnip (Parsley Family)
  • Columbine (Buttercup Family)
  • Chicory (Aster Family)
  • Cocklebur (Aster Family)

Note: If you don’t have the specific wildflowers listed above in your area, there are suggestions for studying an alternative flower or you can focus on the plant family instead. This ebook will work no matter where you live if you want to just focus on the plant families and use a local field guide to look for flowers you can observe during a nature walk in your own habitat.

Outdoor Hour Challenge Wildflower Set 1 Ebook

How do you get the new Wildflower Nature Study ebook?

Members of the Ultimate Naturalist and Journey levels have access to the new ebook in their library. You need to click the “Members Area” button at the top of the website, sign into your account, and the ebook is there to download and save for your family to use when desired.

 

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If you don’t have a membership yet, I am offering a $5 off discount code that will be good towards your Ultimate Naturalist membership.

Discount Code: Wildflower5

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Outdoor Hour Challenge – Summer Clover

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Outdoor Hour Challenge

Clover – Crop Plants

From the archives and in the Crop Plants ebook

 

Sometimes the best nature study subjects are those that are found right under our noses. Clover can be just one of those things! It grows amongst our grass and alongside our hiking trails, most of the time unnoticed by us in our busy lives.

Follow the inspiration of the bee and spy some clover this week to look at up close and personal. It is usually a plant found in abundance so go ahead and pick a few flowers to take inside for careful observation.

Use the suggestions in the Outdoor Hour Challenge for clover to get to know this plant better. As a more advanced study, learn more about the pea family of plants

You are welcome to take a look at our clover study done in the past: Clover in Our Grass.

 

OHC Wildflower Set 2 @handbookofnaturestudy

Coming next week is the brand new Outdoor Hour Challenge Wildflower Set #2 ebook! Read more about it here: New Ebook Coming Soon.

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