Outdoor Hour Challenge Early Spring Flowers – Crocus, Daffodils, Tulips

Early Spring Flowers Nature Study Handbook of Nature Study Lesson pages 547-555

Make sure to click the link above to read the entire Outdoor Hour Challenge with helpful links, nature study ideas, and suggested follow-up activities.

Don’t forget that you may be able to find a potted crocus, daffodil, or tulip for this study!


I love the suggestions in the original challenge for creating a nature journal.

Journal Suggestions:

  • Sketch the shape of your flower and record the number of petals.
  • Look for the different flower parts: stigma, petal, sepal, anther, stem, leaves. (See page 548, 551 and 554 of the Handbook of Nature Study for diagrams.)
  • Observe the flower’s colors.
  • Describe the stem’s shape and compare it to other flowers.
  • Study and sketch a flower bulb.
  • Watercolor drawings can be made of any of your early spring flowers.

Winter Nature Study ebook @handbookofnaturestudy

Please note this challenge is found in the Winter Series ebook found in the Ultimate Naturalist Library membership. Log into your membership and scroll down to the ebook download link.

Ultimate Naturalist Library September 2017 @handbookofnaturestudy


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