Outdoor Hour Challenge – Autumn Salvia Study


“The structure of this flower may be studied in the schoolroom and its mechanism there understood; but the most important part of the lesson is the observation out of doors upon the way the bees work the stamen levers when seeking the nectar.” – Anna Botsford Comstock

We don’t have red salvia in our area but I purchase purple salvia every year to have in pots on my patio. The bees love it!

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You can search your local garden nursery for salvia or look for it as a native plant if it grows in your neighborhood.

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Photo Credit: Forest and Kim Star

Use this link to the challenges in the archives:

Outdoor Hour Challenge – Autumn Salvia Flower Study (from the Autumn Nature Study Continues ebook)

Salvia Nature Study @handbookofnaturestudy

Please note that if you don’t have any salvia to study this week….pick another garden flower and create an “autumn flower” nature journal page instead. Salvia is in the mint family so you may be able to find another plant in the mint family to study.

An alternative study would be to watch a bee on a flower and then complete a bee study using the Handbook of Nature Study. Here’s a link to the Outdoor Hour Challenge for Bees.

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This challenge is found in the Autumn Nature Study Continues ebook found in the Ultimate and Journey level memberships here on the Handbook of Nature Study. You can print the notebooking pages and the coloring page included in the ebook to supplement your nature study this week.

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