Once a Month Nature Journal Project Collections – From the Archives

Once a Month Nature Journal Project

Collections – From the Archives

Looking back through my nature journals, I enjoy seeing little bits and bobs that I’ve collected during my outdoor adventures. I don’t often include natural items like flowers, leaves, or seeds on my pages, but they do create pages that are wonderful reminders of our adventures and discoveries.

Nature Collection journal page

Special note: I’ve often used transparent tape to seal an object onto a nature journal page. If you use tape that doesn’t yellow, it actually works quite well and stays in place for a period of time. 

Nature Journal Page Ideas:

  1. Collect something to adhere directly to the page like a leaf, needle, seed, or flower.
  2. Press an item in a flower press and then adhere that to your page. Here is a video I created with instructions: How to Make a Plant Press.
  3. Create an envelope to hold an item from your nature walk.
  4. Create a pocket to hold an item.
  5. Laminate an item.
  6. Preserve an item in wax paper to adhere to your page. See this entry for instruction: How to Make a Waxed Paper Pouch.

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Link to the original blog entry: Once a Month Nature Journal – Collections

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Brand New! Outdoor Hour Challenge: Trumpeter Swan Nature Study

Brand New! Outdoor Hour Challenge

Trumpeter Swan Nature Study

Watching swans on a pond is a favorite memory of mine from growing up. The park in our neighborhood had swans, geese, and ducks but there was always something magical about watching a swan move across the water. Maybe it’s their large size or the fairytale connection, but I was always excited to visit the pond and watch these large, graceful birds.

This week you can use the Outdoor Hour Challenge to learn more about the trumpeter swan. As always, remember that the complete nature study lesson is found in the Bird Nature Study Set #1 ebook available to Ultimate and Journey level members.

Outdoor Hour Challenge Trumpeter Swan graphic

Here are a couple of suggestions from the challenge:

  • Learn the sound of the trumpeter swan and discuss how it sounds like a trumpet or horn. Here’s a link to YouTube that has the sound of a trumpeter swan: Trumpeter Swans Taking Off and Trumpeter Swans Landing.
  • Trumpeter swans are the largest native waterfowl in North America. Here’s a YouTube video that shows a group of trumpeters: Trumpeter Swan.
  • Visit a nearby pond or river to look for water birds. The trumpeter swan is the largest native water bird in North America so it will be easy to spot. Make sure to listen for the trumpeter swan!

Alternate study: Make careful observations and notes for any water birds you observe during your outdoor time.

Bird Set ebook cover image

Birds included in this ebook include the pelican, sandhill crane, Clark’s nutcracker, egret, American dipper, horned lark, magpie, swan, and snipe.

Download a sample of the book here: Bird Nature Study Set #1 Sample

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Learning About Birds 3D cover

You may wish to also download and use the Learning About Birds ebook available in the Ultimate Naturalist Library.

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Bird’s Nests and Eggs -Nature Study

Nature Study

Bird’s Nests and Eggs

The weekly Outdoor Hour Challenges for the month of April 2021 all focus on birds. This is one of my favorite areas to share with you because I’m so passionate about my own continued learning about birds in my world.

flicker nesting box march 2021

Spring is the time for birds to nest and currently we have nesting boxes up for a variety of birds: bluebirds, swallows, flickers, chickadees, and new to us is a robin’s nesting platform.  Every bird has its own unique nest and as we learn about birds, take time to look up and learn about their nest and eggs.

Bird Egg Nature Study notebook page.pubMy Nest StudyBird Study

Currently in the Member’s printable library, there are several notebooking pages to use to record information about birds and their nests and eggs.

  • My Nest Study
  • Bird Study with Nest and Egg
  • Bird Egg Study

Nature Book Club Egg and Nest Study @handbookofnaturestudy

In addition, you may wish to read this post from my archives about Birds, Eggs, and Nests. In this entry, you’ll find my favorite resources to use along with the notebook pages listed above.

I hope you find the notebook pages and the archive entry helpful to use this month alongside the Outdoor Hour Challenge.

 

Bird Set ebook cover image

Birds included in this ebook include the pelican, sandhill crane, Clark’s nutcracker, egret, American dipper, horned lark, magpie, swan, and snipe.

Download a sample of the book here: Bird Nature Study Set #1 Sample

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