Summer Nature Study Ideas – Use the Archives!

Summer nature study can be as easy and casual as you need it to be! There are no rules to completing the Outdoor Hour Challenges and if you want to pick and choose a few of the nature study topics from the archives, feel free to jump around to areas of interest in your family.

Year Long Nature Study Summer Reminders

Make sure to mark your summer calendar with one or two of the year long study summer season ideas below!

Start by clicking the link to the archived entry

Outdoor Hour Challenge Summer Nature Study Ideas Index @handbookofnaturestudy

There are many more summer nature study ideas listed under the summer tab on the Handbook of Nature Study website.

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You may wish to complete one of the Summer Ebook series available in the Ultimate Naturalist Library.

Summer Nature Study Ebooks Available

Summer Nature Study

More Summer Nature Study

Summer Nature Study Continues

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June Printables – New Pages to Download

Now available in the Ultimate and Journey level memberships:

Watermelon Nature Study and First Day of Summer Notebooking Pages

Watermelon Study notebook page

First Day of Summer notebook page

Watermelon Nature Study Notebook Page: Use this page along with a fun afternoon of eating watermelon to make close observations of the inside of a watermelon. Look for the seeds, the rind, coloration of the outer skin. This is a perfect hot summer afternoon activity.

First Day of Summer Notebook Page: It is coming up fast! Plan a first day of summer nature study session to make some observations and then sketch a few things you find of interest.

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Note: If you have any subjects you would like me to create nature notebook pages for, please let me know in a comment here on the blog or in an email: [email protected]

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Outdoor Hour Challenge – Summer Bachelor Buttons

This week we’re starting to work through the Nature Study Continues – Summer! I invite you to join us for a fantastic series of nature study plans with the Outdoor Hour Challenge.

Now that it’s spring, it is so exciting to be starting off the series with a colorful garden flower.

“We call it bachelor’s button; but in Europe it is called the cornflower, and under this name it found its way into literature….Their tubes flare open like trumpets, and they are indeed color trumpets heralding to the insect world that there is nectar for the probing and pollen for exchange.”

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Use the suggestions in the Handbook of Nature Study linked below to take a look at some garden flowers this week. If you have access to the bachelor’s button, learn more in depth about the composite flower using Lesson 131 in the Handbook of Nature Study.

Outdoor Hour Challenge Bachelors Buttons @handbookofnaturestudy

Link to the Archive Challenge: Bachelor Buttons


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The rest of the topics in this summer series are:

  • Water lily
  • Lacewing
  • Willow
  • Larkspur
  • Fish: Common shiner, Johnny darter, sunfish
  • Pearly everlasting
  • Asters
  • Baltimore oriole
  • Caddisfly and water strider

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