Brand New! Outdoor Hour Challenge-Western Tanager Bird Study

Western Tanager Bird Study

Last year was the first time we ever had Western tanagers at our backyard feeders. It was thrilling to see their vibrant color after such a long stretch of winter birds. I invite you to complete this study to prepare for the possible observation of a tanager in your near future.

western tanager may 2019

Here’s an idea to get you started:

Please note that I won’t be posting the complete challenge here on the blog, but you will find the detailed challenge in the Forest Fun ebook that’s available both in the Ultimate Naturalist and Journey level memberships. Sign into your account and download the ebook for the details, more links, a coloring page, and notebook pages.

Outdoor Hour Challenge Western Tanaer bird Study

Note: An alternate or additional study this week could be the American Goldfinch or the Baltimore Oriole.

 

Forest Fun ebook cover graphic

We’re working through the Forest Fun ebook which is a brand new series of nature studies featuring things you might find in the forest. It’s not too late to join us by purchasing an Ultimate Naturalist or Journey level membership.

Topics in this ebook include:

Rabbitbrush

Skunk Cabbage

Azalea

Common Raven

California Quail

Western Tanager

Black Bear

Moose

Porcupine

 

 

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Spring Ebooks from the Ultimate Naturalist Library!

Spring Ebooks from the Ultimate Naturalist Library!

I think we’re all ready for some awesome spring nature study after a long winter’s stretch of cold and gray days. Spring is the perfect time to get started with nature study if you’ve been putting it off! If you use the Outdoor Hour Challenges, there is no shortage of fun and easy nature study activities to choose from…just see the list below.

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Spring Nature Study Continues

More Nature Study Book #3 Outdoor Hour Challenges – Spring Splendor

Spring Series 2010 Ebook Challenges:

The Garden Flower and Plant Challenges in the Ebook: 

In addition to the Outdoor Hour Challenges listed above, you can use any of the spring newsletters in the archives if you have a membership here on the Handbook of Nature Study.

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Brand New! Outdoor Hour Challenge-Azalea Study

Azalea Nature Study

Azaleas come in many colors and are often a staple at garden nurserys around this time of year. This is wonderful news for families that may not have a wild azalea to observe! Use the Outdoor Hour Challenge this week to learn more about these beautiful flowers and then create a page for your nature journal.

wild azalea oregon coast

You can read about azaleas here at these links:

  • You can also view the information found at the USDA for azaleas to see its range: (Eastern) Flame Azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum) and Western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale).

Please note that I will not be posting the complete challenge here on the blog but you will find the detailed challenge in the Forest Fun ebook that is available both in the Ultimate Naturalist and Journey level memberships. Sign into your account and download the ebook for the details, more links, a coloring page, and notebook pages.

Outdoor Hour challenge Azalea flower nature study

Azaleas are part of the Heath family of plants. If you would like to find an alternative flower to study in this family, you can look on this website for ideas: Heath Family.

Forest Fun ebook cover graphic

We are working through the Forest Fun ebook which is a brand new series of nature studies featuring things you might find in the forest. It is not too late to join us by purchasing an Ultimate Naturalist or Journey level membership.

Topics in this ebook include:

Rabbitbrush

Skunk Cabbage

Azalea

Common Raven

California Quail

Western Tanager

Black Bear

Moose

Porcupine

 

 

Join Us Ultimate Naturalist January 2020

If you don’t have a membership yet, you can click the graphic above and join today for immediate access to the 25 ebooks and so much more! Remember that all levels, even the Discovery level membership, includes access to all of the archived newsletters!

 Outdoor Hour Challenge Wildflower Set 1 List of Flowers graphicLooking for a spring wildflower study idea? Check out these challenges in the Wildflower Nature Study Set #1. This ebook is available in the Ultimate and Journey level membership.