Saturday, 18 February 2012
Inspired by a wonderful homemade Gather Bucket at maya*made, that I featured in my preparing for spring post, I decided to put together a Nature Study kit to take with us on our spring nature walks. I found an Origins fabric shopping bag to use and then collected things to put in it that we had around our house.
Our kit contains:
Magnifying glass, binoculars, compass, plain paper exercise book, pencil, one large tin and one small tin, cardboard tub, two little jars, one large drawstring bag and three small drawstring bags, Birds of the British Isles picture cards, I-Spy Wild Flowers book, Nature Facts (Pockets) book, discover wildlife booklet, and a set of booklets about bugs, beetles, flies, dragonflies, snails & slugs and grasshoppers, crickets, cockroaches & earwigs. (We added a ruler and a tape measure after I took these pictures.)
Sunnyboy said he'd like to look for bugs so for our first nature walk with our new Nature Study kit we'll take a book on bugs and a bug spotter's chart (both came from a Bugs Activity Kit).
We also have some packs of Usborne Spotter's Cards to use on more nature walks.
All of our books and spotter's cards were bought secondhand from charity shops and we have a spare secondhand copy of this little vintage book, I-Spy Wild Flowers, so I'm having a giveaway. If you'd like to win a copy leave a comment on this post. Please mention in your comment that you'd like to enter the giveaway (and include a link to your blog) and I'll draw a winner at random on 3rd March.
This giveaway is now closed.
If you have a post about a nature study kit, spring nature walk, spring nature table or any post with a spring theme, we'd love you to link up at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Spring, which is open for new links until May.
More Nature Study inspiration on Pinterest.
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Weekly Book Blog Hop at Beck Valley Books
Book Giveaway Link Up at Hobbies on a budget
#Pinaddicts Challenge no.2 at Melksham Mum