“It’s right up here. The field guide. Let’s watch to see if we see any milkweed.” My instructions to the children as we pulled out of the driveway. Milkweed is supposed to be a roadside variety. (I learned this from the pages and pages in a download of the Georgia varieties I found in a Google search). But we didn’t see any. So we wondered if maybe it was past bloom and we just didn’t recognize it.
Back home, we watched the really cool videos from the links in the More Nature Study with Outdoor Hour ebook and the Outdoor Hour Challenge posted at Handbook of Nature Study. Wow! We’d never seen anything like it. What industrious insects.
Reminded us of Horton Hears a Who. Hello down there…Yop! Don’t they look like they are holding a meeting? But we were pleased to have found an insect using the leaves and pods. The althea bush provided more nature study.
Back inside I offered up all the variety of notebook pages from the wonderful links provided via Handbook of Nature Study. Two girls darted back out on a Signs of Autumn Nature Hunt.
Even if we didn’t actually see milkweed, leaf miners or leaf rollers, we still learned a great deal from the Handbook of Nature Study as well as the suggested videos. We also enjoyed three walks and nature studies in our search. Plus a visit to Nana’s house and to see Mama Ann!