Outdoor Hour Challenge: January through August 2020 Plans

If you haven’t joined us for our weekly nature study yet this year, it’s not too late to jump in with the rest of the year’s plan!

We’ll be starting a new series of nature study lessons from the Forest Fun ebook on January 17, 2020.

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Topics will include: bear, porcupine, raven, skunk cabbage, California quail, moose, rabbitbrush, azalea, and Western tanager.

I’m super excited to be offering these topics that are not covered in the Handbook of Nature Study, but are subjects that many of us observe during our nature study outings and during our vacations.

After we finish up the Forest Fun ebook, we’ll move on to another completely new (soon to be published) ebook that features topics from the High Desert.

High Desert cover for plan explanation


Topics include: mountain lion, coyote, elk, pocket gopher, golden mantled ground squirrel, river otter, sagebrush, bitterbrush, snowberry, succulents, greater sage grouse, turkey vulture, juniper tree, and the bristlecone pine.

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Our year will finish off with the Creepy Things series of nature study topics. This newly released ebook includes fascinating studies of the banana slug, tarantula, black widow, scorpion, leech, muskrat, sphinx moth, cicada, millipede, and poison oak.

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I’m inviting you to join us as members here on the Handbook of Nature Study which will give you access to all of these brand new nature study topics in addition to the archives of past ebooks, newsletters, nature planner pages, and growing list of printables available.

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Use the discount code NATURE5 when you purchase your Ultimate Naturalist membership and you’ll receive $5 off your purchase.

Your membership will start the date of purchase and will be valid for one complete year from that time. This will include all of the upcoming ebooks and monthly printables released during that 12 month period.

I hope you are going to join us for nature study!




Outdoor Hour Challenge -Autumn Pig Study

Now I know most of you do not have a live pig to study in person but don’t skip this study! This time of year when the weather can be unpredictable, having an indoor nature study lesson all planned out like this one for the pig can be a huge blessing.

Spend an enjoyable afternoon watching the videos of pigs and other farm animals and then read the lesson in the Handbook of Nature Study together. Follow up with a nature notebook entry to make this a valuable pre-study for the time you will come across a pig sometime in the future.

Pig Nature Study @handbookofnaturestudy

Use this link to the challenges in the archives:

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

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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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If you don’t have a membership yet, you can click the graphic above and join today for immediate access to the 23 ebooks and so much more!


Important Note to Members

We have had a server crash and we have only been able to restore the website to July 2019. This means the newer ebooks are not posted up in the library.

I will be adding those back in by the end of the week and hopefully get back on track.

I apologize for any inconvenience!

Edit to add: If you are a member and no longer have access to your account, you can email me and we will set your membership back up. So sorry for the extra work!!!

Barb McCoy