I’m going through my old pictures, I’ve got about 2 months worth of stuff that I need to go through, and I found about a month worth of nature studies to catch up with now, so here’s more quick nature study ideas. Travel over to my last post for the first batch of nature study ideas.
All of these nature study ideas are designed to take about 15-20 minutes each. Okay, except for the first one.
Nature study idea 1: This is probably my kids’ favorite one, we’ve found quite a few animals in our back yard (our dog found a skunk, that was not cool). We’ve caught the animal and observed it for a day or so for an up close nature study. Then we let the animal go at our local park.
Nature study idea 2: If your park has enough wildlife around it, try to look for animal remains. This time we found the remains of a crab in the mud. We’ve found this a time or two, and at different points. The first time we thought it was a picnic someone had, but the second time was over in the marshy area, no one is picnicking there. Our nature study still has not figured out what ate this crab, nor have we ever seen one there.
Nature study idea 3: One week our nature study was to look for paw prints in the mud, it’d rained recently so I was fairly sure we’d find some, and we did under the bridge where the mud was still nice and wet. Top right and bottom left, we’re fairly sure are raccoons. Top left is a dog, I think. The bottom right looks like the stereo typical dog print, but wasn’t completely convinced.
Let’s see what others did this week:
Each week I’m spotlighting a few posts that were shared previously. Many posts get linked up later in the week and they don’t always get as many clicks as they deserve, so I’m trying to spotlight a few every week.
Angelicscalliwags shared this week’s nature study assignment, counting all of the living creatures of each type. I thought this was a great idea for keeping track of what’s in your local park/pond.
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Now link up your SCIENCE posts for the week, and then visit some of the other posts linked up and say hi. I’m going to be pinning, commenting, FBing or tweeting all of the posts linked up as the week goes by.