Category Archives: Nature Study

Nature Deficit Disorder

It is my very humble opinion that much of our world’s current malaise is due to what Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, coined as “Nature Deficit Disorder”. Getting out in nature has always been an experience … Continue reading

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Chicken life cycle

Hello, it’s been a while. Things over here have been quite busy getting the girls settled into their new year at school. I have taken quite a long break from the blog partially because I’d had other projects in mind … Continue reading

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Painted lady butterfly

Nature is wonderful, beautiful and completely amazing… Check out my other blog, The Exploration Station for two great close-up shots of a Painted Lady Butterfly.

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Fall Nature Walk

Hop on over to The Exploration Station to see our fall nature walk.

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Pumpkin life cycle sequencing cards

Here’s a free printable pumpkin life cycle sequencing card set from Montessori for Everyone. I printed them out on cardstock and laminated them with self-stick laminating sheets. This is my 4.5 year old putting the cards in order. I put … Continue reading

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Fall Nature Table

I’m entering this tree exploration and fall nature table post to Growing and Learning by Leaps and Bounds blog Tree Hugging Tots Mr. Linky round-up. This week’s theme is Trees. ***** It was a nice day out today – better … Continue reading

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Life cycle educational craft

I found this awesome little educational life cycle craft at Kidzclub.com. There is one egg to animal cycle for frog, butterfly, and duck. Here’s the ones for the frog and the butterfly. I think the images are some of the … Continue reading

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Bird watching – part I

Now that we have a new camera, we will be on a bird hunt and I will be posting the pictures at The Exploration Station. Here’s part I of Bird Watch 2009.

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Color nature walk

My four year old and I went on a color nature walk today. You can see them here at The Exploration Station. It turned out much better than I hoped it would. I snapped this one really quickly when we … Continue reading

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Duck Goes to School

At my oldest daughter’s elementary school, we were surprised to see 6 eggs in a planter full of dirt yesterday, right outside one of the exit doors. Today, this is what we saw: The principal of the school and I … Continue reading

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