Cycles of Nature Notebooking Pages - Record keeping printables for recording seasonal observations. Special nature logs for clouds, flowers, birds.
Snow is a pretty exciting thing in Memphis just because it is so rare. This winter, although being exceptionally mild, has given us two short episodes of snow (but no accumulation). You can be sure that when it snows, we pull out the nature notebook and document it! Here is our First and Last Snow page. We record the incidents in between the first and last, of course, because we never know when the last one will occur. The idea is that next winter we can compare and see if the snow comes earlier or later.
Modern man has sadly lost his connection to the patterns of nature, and keeping a nature journal like this one helps us to keep in touch with the wonders of our seasons. When our daffodils started blooming, we put that in the notebook, too! Although I am sure it is happening much earlier than it happened last year, I didn’t document it in 2010, so I have no data to confirm my suspicion. Next year, though, we will have the data, recorded by Sprite herself!
A great project to go along with recording seasonal changes would be to take a photograph of the same tree during each season or even once a month. Put the photos side by side and notice the drastic changes. It’s not too late to start. Do it today. BrainInTrainin shows the results of a year long project with following six different trees through the four seasons. Her photos will inspire you!
I have made these nature journal pages available as a free download to my readers. Get your free Cycles of Nature Notebooking Pages here.
But wait! There’s more! This is a group project, and there are five additional bloggers who are blogging about Nature in Your Notebook and offering free printables:
- Cindy from Our Journey Westward
- Maureen from Spell Outloud
- Lauren from Mama’s Learning Corner
- Amanda from Hearts and Trees
- Barb from Handbook of Nature Study
We have also started a special Pinterest board called Nature Study Homeschool Coop. Feel free to follow the board for nature inspiration all year long.