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Animal Classification. Dichotomouskey activities. Dichotomouskey activities. Key to them All. Clave para la identificación de árboles y arbustos del Cortijo de Cuarto de Sevilla - KeyToNature / Dryades. Today's Wildlife Field Identification Guide. 25+ Nature and Wildlife Mobile Apps. Do you have a smart phone and want to use it to explore nature?

25+ Nature and Wildlife Mobile Apps

The saying, “there’s an app for that,” rings true in this case. I’ve tested out a number of smart phone applications, and I must say they really can help you find nature, identify, share and enjoy the wildlife you’ve seen. This is a sister post to “Fantastic Wildlife and Nature iPhone Apps,” and, while you’ll notice a few repeats, I decided to extend the mentions to a few new ones! I’ve linked mostly to the iPhone applications, but most of them have an Android counterpart. Mobile Apps to Help You Find Parks and Trails Sometimes, in order to see wildlife and feel close to nature, you have to find it, so that’s what these applications help you do.

NatureFind Price: Free Find the closest parks, forests and nature centers with this application. Trailhead by The North Face Price: Free This application uses your current location to tell you the nearest hiking trails. Standard Tree Identification. Geocaching. Glosario - Cuadernos de Campo de Doñana. Collecting the Moments... one by one: More nature notebook.

This nature notebook has become a sort of therapy.

Collecting the Moments... one by one: More nature notebook

A way to remember the world is beautiful around me when it just seems like the dark and cloudy, inside my mind and outside of my house, just will not let up. I like to log our nature adventures away from anywhere. Some of these creatures we see in our own back yard, others we see driving through more rural areas, and even others we have found at wildlife parks or the parking lot of a local store. I love packing them away in a neat little package to admire later when I have some distance and can remember when Logan was excited to see the bird in the parking lot or the moment when we saw three red winged black birds on the drive home from an especially fun Letterboxing hike (I’ll write more about Letterboxing soon).

This one is from the last week in April. At this point, it is easy for me to see doing this for years. Spring Nature Study Continues – New Ebook! Included in the Outdoor Hour Challenge Spring Nature Study Continues Ebook: 13 new challenges centered on the Handbook of Nature Study 40 notebook pages (regular and advanced options) and 16 coloring pagesThirteen Charlotte Mason style exam questionsFull color images for 10 challenges in the ebook (separate pages so you can choose whether to print them or not)Complete instructions for each challenge included additional links, videos, and resourcesNature journal suggestionsComplete list of supplies neededSample to view: Outdoor Hour Challenge Spring Nature Study Continues Sample90 pages in the ebook!

Spring Nature Study Continues – New Ebook!

Here is a list of the specific challenges included in this ebook: Spring PeepersJack in the PulpitYellow Ladies Slipper/Yellow Adder’s TongueTrilliumBluetsMay AppleNewtPetuniasGeraniumNasturtiumsBlack SwallowtailCrayfishMountain Laurel I am happy to announce the release of the long awaited Outdoor Hour Challenge Spring Nature Study Continues ebook! I use is ISBN 0801493846. Ultimate Guide to Nature Study. This post contains affiliate links and links to my business website, Shining Dawn Books.

Ultimate Guide to Nature Study

To read more about my disclosure policy, click here. As an eclectic Charlotte Mason homeschooler, nature study is near and dear to my heart – and the hearts of my children. We have learned SO much about our Creator and the sciences through our weekly nature walks, all while touching on bits and pieces of almost every other subject under the sun, too. You don’t have to be a Charlotte Mason homeschooler to enjoy the benefits of nature study, though. Adding to the beauty: How We Do Nature Study. Nature study in our home is mother-planned, student-directed.

adding to the beauty: How We Do Nature Study

Here's what I mean by that; First, Mom creates an Environment of Discovery: I have a small table set up in our school room (dining room). It is actually an antique wash stand I have owned for years and moved with us all over America. It has had many uses; wash stand, display table, toy storage, book shelf. The table always has binoculars, magnifying glass, labels, pen, tape measure, & small dishes or jars to hold specimens. Changing monthly, according to the theme; field guides, charts, reference books, photos & specimens. REGULARITY: Nature study is scheduled every day of the week for younger children and four times a week for my middle and high schooler. I have learned that if I do not devote a concentrated time to the table it is sadly neglected. Choose 1 specimen to study from the table.Draw the specimen from at least two different angels (ie, front and back, top and bottom, etc.) in personal nature journal.

Adding to the beauty: How We Do Nature Study.