We had our nature walk Tuesday afternoon. It was mainly plants and bugs again since we stayed in our apartment complex. But we were pleased to identify a tree — the hornbeam also called blue beech. Actually, I think it is the Chinese beech (imagine that!). But I can’t find a lot about the Chinese […]
Don’t let my title “A New Homeschool Routine” mislead you. My recent homeschool goal is to incorporate nature study in a regular and consistent way — one nature walk every week and time spent documenting our walk in a nature journal. I’ve done a lot of research and bought some books (used, online; don’t have […]
At the zoo in the mountains, we saw this dragonfly resting on the shell of his just-shed exoskeleton. He was very still and even let me touch his wings. There are lots of dragonflies all over China and they are often portrayed in Chinese art. I’ve always thought they were fascinating insects.