Outdoor Hour Challenge #7 – Summer Field Guide

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Outdoor Hour Challenge #7 – Create a Summer Field Guide

From the Archives and from the Getting Started Ebook

If you’ve been following along with the Outdoor Hour Challenge Getting Started series this summer, you’ve no doubt enjoyed getting outside each week with your children. Hopefully, there are some nature journal pages in your notebook, recording some of your discoveries. You may have even started a collection after last week’s challenge.

Now, you can use Outdoor Hour Challenge #7 to create a few pages in a custom field guide for your home with birds, wildflowers, or any other area of interest. We started off with birds and the free printable in the archived post linked above.

This is a long term project that your family can work on as you find new topics or interests!


Field Guide Card for Birds

Summer Nature Study Tip

Outdoor Hour Challenge #7 is a perfect summer afternoon activity. Print out a few copies of the bird field guide printable and have each family member tackle a different bird. Take advantage of the hot afternoons to be inside creating your field guide.


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If you have access to the Getting Started ebook, there’s a custom notebook page that you can use alongside Outdoor Hour Challenge #7 if you wish, or a number of blank pages you can print and use instead.

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  1. Amber Doll says:

    My favorite season for nature study is spring. I love seeing the migrating birds and all the flowers booming.

  2. Jocelyn W. says:

    My favorite season for nature study is the fall. The whole world seems to be shifting and getting ready for winter. Plus the temperature is perfect!

  3. Michelle Duncan says:

    My favorite season for nature study is fall!

  4. Andrea Robinson says:

    Our favorite season for nature study is Autumn, and we are looking forward to the upcoming months!

  5. We need help. I’ve always wanted to do nature study but don’t know where to start.

  6. We need help. I’ve always wanted to do nature study but don’t know where to start.

    Fall is my favourite season for everything!

  7. I love summer! Butterflies everywhere and all kinds of birds with their mostly grown babies. An unending number of plants!

  8. My favorite season to explore outdoors is late fall.

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