Outdoor Hour Challenge – Summer Weather 2017

Outdoor Hour Challenge Summer Weather 2017 @handbookofnaturestudy

Outdoor Hour Challenge

Summer Weather 2017

Archive Challenge: Summer Weather

We are finally getting some real summer weather here in Central Oregon with temperatures up in the 90’s. It doesn’t seem so bad because it’s a very dry heat. Plus, every night the air cools off and if you sleep with the window open, you wake up chilly in the middle of the night.

This week take a look at the summer weather you are experiencing using the suggestions in the Outdoor Hour Challenge from the archives. Create a nature journal page after you make some observations with your children.  Look for the link in the challenge above to the free, printable weather chart. I have used this chart for many years to record my daily temperatures and rainfall. It may help you keep track of your weather as well.

Enjoy your August summer weather!

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Nature Journal Examples – July 2017

Weekly Nature Journal Project
July 2017

This month was a crazy busy traveling month for me! I had to travel light, so I just had a small notebook to record some of my thoughts and observations in while they were happening. Once back home I was able to create a few pages and I have a few more in the works.

I didn’t reach my goal of a page a week but I’m okay with skipping a few weeks while I’m outside having some amazing outdoor adventures.

Here are my two pages for the month of July.


Nature Journal Birds and Wildflowers July

As we learn about our new habitat in Oregon, I am realizing I need to learn a whole new pattern of birds and flowers. Creating a monthly list will help me remember from year to year what to expect.


Firefly Nature Journal Page

This page came from having a fantastic East Coast experience. Every evening, the fireflies would light up the yard! It was magical. This page helped me to do some research after making my own observations in New York.


The month of August should be better as far as being able to keep my “page a week” goal. I also have lots of notes for future pages once I do some research on the topics.



Once a Month Nature Journal Project @handbookofnaturestudy

Some of the page ideas this month can be found on my Once a Month Nature Journal Project Pinterest Board. Pop over and get some inspiration!

Instagram OutdoorHourChallenge

Don’t forget that I am sharing a nature journal page each week on my Instagram account if you want to see the pages as they unfold. Follow me here: Instagram – outdoorhourchallenge. And, if you want to create a page and share it on your Instagram for me to see, use the hashtag #OHCnaturejournal


Nature Study Notebooking Pages

Please note that I am an affiliate for NotebookingPages.com. I have used these pages with my own family over many years. They are truly a simple way to get those nature journal pages done!





Handbook of Nature Study Newsletter – August 2017 Zoo Animals

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August 2017 – Mammals at the Zoo


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Handbook of Nature Study Newsletter August 2017

Contents of this edition of the newsletter include:

  • This month we are going to think about zoos and zoo animals. I wrote two articles for you to enjoy, including one with lots of tips and suggestions to make your zoo visit more enjoyable.
  • Printables this month: August nature study planner page for mom and a mammal nature journal ideas printable.

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Printables for Members August 2017 @handbookofnaturestudy


New printables are now posted in the Member’s library!

  1. Zoo Visit Notebook Page: Use this page to record some of your zoo observations.
  2. Mammal Tail Study: This activity will help you compare mammal tails.

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