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In addition to
Plants & Trees Nature Study Notebooking Pages (our free gift this month),
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Plants & Trees Nature Study Notebooking Pages

Mammals Notebooking Pages
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Mammals Notebooking Pages

Trees of North America Notebooking Pages
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Trees of North America Notebooking Pages


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Nature Study Notebooking Pages
This e-set of 293 regular and primary-lined notebooking pages includes a variety of notebooking layouts specifically designed for nature studies. Also includes 100 BONUS Fun Frames and Borders designed for both primary and regular-lined styles!

Update: This set now includes 3D Nature Study Notebooking Pages!
Use our 3D mini-book templates with these specially formatted pages.

Pages and general topics include:
  • 7 Days of Creation
  • All About Animals
  • Habitats
  • Nature Log & Journaling Pages
  • Plants, Flowers, & Trees,
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Seasons
  • Weather
  • "Suggested Ideas" pages for these notebooking pages.
  • Cover pages also included for each major section.

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Nature Study Notebooking Pages - All About Birds Basic Pages
This e-set of 55 notebooking pages includes pages to help record information regarding the basic study of birds. Choice of primary or regular lines and a variety of layouts are included in this set. These notebooking pages would be great for your nature journal or creation notebook.

Do you own Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock? These bird study pages will definitely accommodate her introductory study on birds. You may also want to consider our North American Birds Notebooking Pages to study many of the birds discussed in her book.

Themed notebooking pages for this set include:
  • Parts of a Bird (includes labelled & unlabelled pictures of a bird)
  • Feathers
  • Flight
  • Migration
  • Eyes, Ears, Beaks, & Feet
  • Songs
  • Homes & Nests
  • General Pages for Any Topic

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Nature Study Notebooking Pages - Birds of the World
This e-set of 281 notebooking pages includes pages for 30 common bird species. For each bird there are 9 templates: 1 full-image page, 4 regular-lined pages, and 4 primary-lined pages. Blank template pages, a bird fact page with range map, and one notebook cover page are also included.

We put this set together to accomodate our children's study of the birds from Usborne's Book of Knowledge (a bindup that includes a section on "How Birds Live"). The pages will nicely tie into any study of the major types of birds, but especially if you are using this book.
Major Types of Bird Pages Include:
  • Barbets
  • Chickens
  • Cormorants
  • Cranes
  • Cuckoos
  • Ducks
  • Eagles
  • Geese
  • Grebes
  • Grouse
  • Gulls
  • Hawks
  • Herons
  • Hornbills
  • Hummingbirds
  • Kingfishers
  • Ostriches
  • Owls
  • Parrots
  • Pelicans
  • Penguins
  • Perching Birds
  • Pheasants
  • Pigeons
  • Storks
  • Swans
  • Terns
  • Toucans
  • Vultures
  • Woodpeckers

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Nature Study Notebooking Pages - Mammals
This ebook of 392 notebooking pages covers 49 popular mammals. Wonderful coloring pages, choice of primary or regular lines, and a variety of layouts are included for each mammal in this set.

Mammals included in this set:
African Elephant
American Elk or Wapiti
Brown Bear
Cape Hunting Dog
Cottontail Rabbit
Giant Panda
House Mouse
Indian Elephant
Polar Bear
Striped Skunk
Whitetail Deer

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Nature Study Notebooking Pages - North American Birds
This e-set of 680 notebooking pages covers 97 of North America’s most popular birds, including all US state birds. Wonderful coloring pages, choice of primary or regular lines, and a variety of layouts are included for each bird in this set. Perfect for your nature study!
Birds included in this set:
  • Avocet (American)
  • Blackbird (Red-Winged)
  • Bluebird (Eastern)
  • Bluebird (Mountain)
  • Bobwhite (Northern)
  • Bunting (Lark)
  • Bunting (Painted)
  • Cardinal
  • Catbird (Gray)
  • Chat (Yellow-Breasted)
  • Chicken
  • Chicken (Blue Hen)
  • Chicken (Rhode Island Red)
  • Cowbird (Brown-headed)
  • Crane (Whooping)
  • Crossbill (White-Winged)
  • Crow (American)
  • Dove (Mourning)
  • Dove (Rock)
  • Eagle (Bald)
  • Egret (Snowy)
  • Finch (Purple)
  • Flamingo (Greater)
  • Flicker (Northern)
  • Flicker (Yellow-Shafted)
  • Flycatcher (Scissor-Tailed)
  • Gallinule (Purple)
  • Goldfinch (American and Eastern)
  • Goose (Canada)
  • Goose (Nene Hawaiian)
  • Grackle (Common)
  • Grosbeak (Evening)
  • Grosbeak (Rose-Breasted)
  • Grouse (Ruffed)
  • Gull (Herring)
  • Heron (Great Blue)
  • Heron (Green)
  • Hummingbird (Ruby-Throated)
  • Jay (Blue)
  • Junco (Dark-Eyed)
  • Kestrel (American)
  • Killdeer
  • Kingfisher (Belted)
  • Lark (Horned)
  • Loon (Common)
  • Mallard
  • Martin (Purple)
  • Meadowlark (Eastern)
  • Meadowlark (Western)
  • Merganser (Hooded)
  • Mockingbird (Northern)
  • Oriole (Baltimore)
  • Owl (Snowy)
  • Pelican (Brown)
  • Pheasant (Ring-Necked)
  • Ptarmigan (Willow)
  • Quail (Valley)
  • Redstart (American)
  • Roadrunner
  • Robin (American)
  • Screech-Owl (Eastern)
  • Seagull (California)
  • Sparrow (Chipping)
  • Sparrow (Fox)
  • Sparrow (House)
  • Sparrow (Song)
  • Sparrow (White-Crowned)
  • Sparrow (White-Throated)
  • Spoonbill (Roseate)
  • Starling (European)
  • Swallow (Barn)
  • Swift (Chimney)
  • Tanager (Scarlet)
  • Thrasher (Brown)
  • Thrush (Hermit)
  • Thrush (Wood)
  • Titmouse (Black-Cap)
  • Titmouse (Tufted)
  • Towhee (Eastern)
  • Turkey (Wild)
  • Vireo (Red-Eyed)
  • Vulture (Turkey)
  • Warbler (Blackburian)
  • Warbler (Canada)
  • Warbler (Cerulean)
  • Warbler (Chestnut-Sided)
  • Whip-Poor-Will
  • Woodpecker (Downy)
  • Woodpecker (Pileated)
  • Woodpecker (Red-headed)
  • Woodpecker (Red-headed)
  • Wood-Pewee (Eastern)
  • Wren (Cactus)
  • Wren (Carolina)
  • Wren (House)
  • Yellowhammer
  • Yellowthroat (Common)

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Nature Study Notebooking Pages - Plants & Trees Basic Study
This ebook of 49 notebooking pages includes diagrams and pages designed to complement your child's basic study of plants and trees.

Diagrams (completed & blank) included in this set:
Tree Anatomy
Layers of the Tree Trunk
Twig Anatomy
Anatomy & Types of Leaves
Arrangement of Leaves
Leaf Venation
Leaf Margins
Shapes of Leaves
Cones, Fruit, and Nuts
Parts of a Flower
and plenty of blank themed templates as well in regular and primary-lined formats!

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Nature Study Notebooking Pages - Trees of North America
This ebook of 344+ notebooking pages covers 43 of North America's trees. Wonderful coloring pages, choice of primary or regular lines, and a variety of layouts are included for each tree in this set.

In addition, you will receive our Plants and Trees Nature Study Notebooking Pages set for FREE!

Trees included in this set:
American Beech
American Elm
American Mountain Ash
American Sycamore
Balsam Fir
Bigtooth Aspen
Black Cherry
Black Locust
Black Walnut
Box Elder
Eastern Black Oak
Eastern Cottonwood
Eastern Hemlock
Eastern Red Cedar
Eastern White Pine
Flowering Dogwood
Honey Locust
Horse Chestnut
Northern Red Oak
Northern White Cedar
Norway Maple
Paper Birch
Quaking Aspen
Red Maple
Red Pine
Red Spruce
Shagbark Hickory
Silver Maple
Staghorn Sumac
Sugar Maple
Sweet Gum
Tree of Heaven
White Ash
White Oak
Yellow Birch
Yellow Poplar

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Nature Study Notebooking Pages - Tropical Birds
This set of notebooking pages will complement your study of forty-three tropical birds. Wonderful coloring pages, choice of primary or regular lines, and a variety of layouts are included for each bird in this set. Also includes an info page with web links to more information for most birds.

Birds included in this set:
  • African Paradise-Flycatcher
  • Blue Bird-of-Paradise
  • Caribbean Flamingo
  • Common Peacock
  • Copper-Rumped Hummingbird
  • Crowned Pigeon
  • Double-Wattled Cassowary
  • Emerald Toucanet
  • Fairy Bluebird
  • Garnet Pitta
  • Golden Tanager
  • Greater Bird-of-Paradise
  • Green Jay
  • Green Magpie
  • Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock
  • Hoatzin
  • Hoopoe
  • Iiwi
  • Keel-Billed Toucan
  • King Bird-of-Paradise
  • King Vulture
  • Lilac-Breasted Roller
  • Long-Tailed Sylph
  • Magnificent Frigatebird
  • Mandarin Duck
  • Mountain (Mexican) Trogon
  • Quetzal
  • Red-Breasted Paradise Kingfisher
  • Regal Sunbird
  • Rhinoceros Hornbill
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • Rufous-Breasted Wren
  • Satin Bowerbird
  • Scarlet Ibis
  • Scarlet Macaw
  • Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo
  • Sunbittern
  • Superb Lyrebird
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • Toucan Barbet
  • Turquoised-Brow Motmot
  • Village Weaver
  • White-Crested Guan

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Nature Study Notebooking Pages - Wildflowers, Weeds, and Garden Flowers
This set was created to compliment our nature study of flowers using the Handbook of Nature Study, by Anna Botsford Comstock. There are 8 designed notebooking pages for each Wildflower, Weed, & Garden Flower named in this study (over 45 plants in all!). Included are both regular-lined and primary-lined so they will work for all ages. See the complete list of plants in this set below. In addition, we have included notebooking pages for studying the parts of a flower. Want to add your own flowers? We've included blank templates just for that purpose!

  • Asters
  • Bloodroot
  • Bluets
  • Cattail
  • Dutchman's-Breeches
  • Evening Primrose
  • Goldenrod
  • Hepatica
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit
  • Jewelweed
  • Mandrake
  • Milkweed
  • Pondweed
  • Trillium
  • Violet
  • White Water Lily
  • Yellow Adder's-Tongue
  • Yellow Lady's-Slipper
  • Burdock
  • Common Buttercup
  • Daisy & Black-eyed Susan
  • Dandelion
  • Dodder
  • Hedge Bindweed
  • Mullein
  • Pearly Everlasting
  • Poison Ivy
  • Prickly Lettuce
  • Queen Anne's Lace
  • Teasel
  • Thistle
  • Bachelor's-Button
  • Bleeding Heart
  • California Poppy
  • Crocus
  • Daffodils
  • Geranium
  • Iris
  • Larkspur
  • Nasturtium
  • Pansy
  • Petunias
  • Poppies
  • Salvia
  • Sunflower
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tulip
  • Blank Template

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[BUNDLED] Nature Study: Birds Complete Set
This is the entire e-collection of nature study birds notebooking sets!

This bundled purchase includes:
  • All About Birds Basic Study Notebooking Pages
  • Birds of the World Notebooking Pages
  • North American Birds Notebooking Pages
  • Tropical Birds Notebooking Pages

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Notebooking with Nature Study – Prize Giveaway

We have a variety of ways to enter this month’s giveaway drawing and (3) prizes to give away.

Drawing ends Friday, April 26, 2013.

Enter below!

Prize #1
Prize #1: Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Treasury Membership -and- $25 Gift Card
Prize #2
Prize #2: Notebooking Pages BIG NATURE STUDY BUNDLE  -and- $25 Gift Card
Prize #3
Prize #3: Notebooking Pages BIG NATURE STUDY BUNDLE  -and- $25 Gift Card
Winners may alternatively “gift” these prizes to a friend.


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  1. kellyc says

    We use these pages! I don’t know how I would homeschool without them. Each year, we bind our favorite pages from the year and the kids love to look back and see what they have done ove that past year.

  2. kellyc says

    for our nature study pages, the kids love to sit outside and pick an object and start to color or draw it. We have used the notebooking pages with different titles/topics and go from there. I love that we are able to use pages with all 4 of my kids. There is something from my youngest to my oldest and that fact that they are similar (but with or without lines, etc) my youngest feels included with his big brother.

  3. Jill says

    Gardening provides lots of opportunities for nature study. The kids tend their own plots as well as helping with the big garden. They love to check growth progress, watch critters, and of course enjoy the flowers and food.

  4. TP says

    I am just loving the pages that we have purchased from you. I’d love to add these to our collection! Thanks for your service. You do a wonderful job.

  5. CastleMama says

    I must admit that we have never done any type of nature study. I have always wanted to, but never felt like I knew what I was doing. These notebooking pages look like tools that might give me that boost that I need.

  6. Danielle says

    Notebooking is a lifelong skill that is worth taking up. I love the wonderful pages you’ve put together and shared. I can’t wait to use these!!

    • Danielle says

      One of the ways we have studied nature is by germinating seeds from produce we purchase at the farmers market. We’ve grown Mango trees, avocado, apple, pineapple, and sweet potato, and russet potato all from produce we were using in the kitchen.

  7. Maryna says

    We love nature study, only been doing it very casual, but are looking at doing a more serious study soon about birds. We normally take time and watch the bugs, birds or anything that comes in our yard and see what they do, what they eat. We also have a two bird feeders in our garden and you can imagine how many birds are here. We take pictures of the birds and we also have a book that we identify them. We also like to draw what we see.

  8. Katherine says

    We love notebooking and have been doing it for about a year now. We are currently studying biomes and these nature pages will come in handy. Thanks for the freebies. You’re doing a great job.

  9. Kelly Schmidt says

    Two big ways my children and I do nature studies together is by caring for our raised garden at home and visiting my parent’s property in the woods. My kids enjoying growing and nurturing out crops. They love hiking and witnessing nature up close out in the woods. We learn more this way than through books… and we get so much quality time together

  10. Melissa says

    My kids and I love nature study. This is something they never get tired of because they love being outdoors and learning about what’s around us. Somethings we’ve been using are the Handbook of Nature Study book and blog along with The Nature Connection by Clare Walker Leslie. I, personally, like to study herbs and will go foraging in our backyard and in the woods with the kids for easy to identify plants that we can eat and use medicinally. They love learning how we can use what nature provides. Nature study for us is pretty much playing on our farm while learning!

  11. Brandy Croswhite says

    We haven’t done any nature studies before but with these great pages to help my boys are very excited to get started!

  12. Kimberly Schoonover says

    We like to do nature hikes identifying birds, trees, leaves and plants. We are trying something new this year, we recently moved onto a property that has fruit & nut trees, a garden area and grape vines. Nothing has been maintained in a long time so we’re starting to learn how to take care of it. We also like learning about streams and polliwogs and frogs. Thanks for all the great notebooking pages!

  13. Shari says

    My daughters & I once went on a bird-watching tour – it was a great way for them to learn more about the birds in our area & a fun way to study nature! :)

  14. skeletor807 says

    We have started our garden and the kids love to ask me all sorts of questions regarding the plants. They also love to record what they have learned from mommy and from reading the seed packets. They are also very curious about everything else outdoors from plants, trees, animals and bugs. I love their voracious curiosity :)

  15. Cara G says

    We love to participate in “counts” every year, such as the Backyard Bird count. There is also a place near us where hawks and other raptors migrate every year, so we go and contribute to that count when we can. We are also planning to help out with the great cicada count this year! It’s an easy way to get outside and learn to sit quietly and observe.

  16. Jenni A. says

    We love drawing pictures of nature in our notebooks. Sometimes we grab the cameras, go outside, take the pictures, and then do the sketching inside. This is helpful for changing subjects (animals on the move like squirrels), if the weather is going to get bad or if my oldest wants to get out all her pastels for the drawing. Would love to win the prize! I am so glad for this site that helps us homeschool mommas with wonderful laid out pages!

  17. Keri J. says

    My son loves science! I don’t feel he gets enough of the things he is interested in at school and have been looking into at a minimum after-schooling and possibly homeschooling him. I’ve read a lot about nature studies, but I wouldn’t know where to begin. I would love to win this set so that I could direct his learning a little easier and so that I’d have a starting point for homeschooling him with an awesome set of “notebooks”. I am so glad I found this website!

  18. Danette says

    Our favorite nature study was taking a yard stick out into the back yard and having my daughter mark off one square yard. The spot was her choice. Once marked, we drew a picture of everything we saw in that one spot. We then dug down gently to see what was under debris. We discussed this. She found this project to be interesting and fun. The next day we went back out to see if there was a change and we discussed the changes (what could have caused them).

  19. Garilyn says

    Just being outside and enjoying the world around us. Going to the park and walking through with a journal and jotting down what we see, drawing, and exploring.

  20. Erin K. says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! My favorite way to do nature studies is with a nature journal. When the kids draw their own pictures of what they see they always remember it better:)

  21. Alexis Redden says

    We teach nature study by having the kids help with our garden as well as taking them hiking/backpacking and camping and helping them to identify various flora and fauna we encounter on the trip.

  22. wanderingby says

    My daughter attends a nature class that uses resources from Project Wild and Growing Up WILD. Before class, we read books about that week’s topic. After class, we do a related activity. All of the materials go into her nature notebook. Having a wooded backyard helps. Yesterday morning, we watched six deer as they ate dandelions.

  23. Nicole in MD says

    We love to watch the birds come to the deck of our house. We place bird seed on the rails which are visible from our kitchen window. We also keep a bird guide and binoculars handy to get those close up looks.

  24. Kierlee Shaver says

    We do weekly nature walks with friends. We enjoy collecting rocks and insects. Then we go home and identify them and study them if possible. This way we take what we are interested in and foster that enthusiasm. I am excited about these pages!

  25. knittinfarmgirl says

    I love the variety of pages available. They’re all so nicely designed. I’d love to win the membership!

  26. says

    We are currently doing a plant study. I’m looking for more nature-related activities. We planted beans to correspond with the book “How A Seed Grows” and charted their progress. We read “Seeds! Seeds! Seeds” and plan to do the suggested 5-day activities. We have gone on a nature walk to look at plants bigger and smaller than we are; to observe the difference between plants, trees, and shrubs; and to observe the effects of the warmer weather on our fruit trees. Last week we released a jar full of ladybugs since they are insects that help keep our flowers healthy, and made a wormarium for compost. Last night’s dessert was a plant cell we made in a ziplock bag (membrane) out of yellow jello (cytoplasm), a strawberry (nucleus), raisins (mitochondria), and green grapes (chloroplast). Our son has been asking about the difference between a plant and a weed, so we need to put on our detective hats and grab a nature book!

  27. Keri Jackson says

    We’ve really enjoyed using gardening as a nature study recently. We get all the kids involved in all of the steps from planting, watering, weeding, composting, picking…..etc.!

    We try to spend as much time outside as possible. We just recently started collecting field guides to be able identify all the things we come across. We also spend a lot of time watching all the activity in our backyard….hummingbirds, groundhogs, mice, squirrels, blue jays, insects…….

    Love your new resources!!

  28. Kristina Brockett says

    Some of our best nature “study” moments have happened by accident. (I have to learn to keep a camera with me at all times.) For instance, yesterday my kids simply wanted to ride their bikes through a field that was soppy from rain. The best part, though, was finding a mama frog with a little on on her back in the big puddle. Later we found tadpoles and more frog eggs IN THE PUDDLE! It’s nice to have notebooking pages ready at home so we can document our impromptu learning.

  29. says

    Would love to win one of these. The nature study would be helpful. Have never been super successful at this part of homeschooling but now that we have more access to the country instead of just the city (which gets boring with the same trees & shrubs everywhere. Lol) I hope to make a better go of it this Fall.

  30. says

    We don’t really have seasons here in Florida in the traditional way of our up north friends but we do have subtle changes and things like rain fall and temperatures can have quite an impact on the local vegetation. So we find its neat to pick a local and visit it every month to look for changes and talk about what might cause those changes. I remember doing this in 2004 the year of the hurricanes. We had been using the end of a boardwalk in a local nature park. We had gone from a very low river earlier in a the year to quite a high river mid summer. After Charlie the park had to be closed and didn’t reopen to the public for almost 6 months. The first thing we noticed when we came back was how much more light was visible due to fewer trees. You saw small trees starting to grow more. There were downed trees off the trail that they left and you could see they were rotting and being using by all kinds of animals. You could also see several sections of boardwalk that that had been replaced. Good less on the both the destructive nature of the storms and the resilience of nature to come back and make use of the debris.

  31. Judi P says

    We like nature study scavenger hunts. We did it for a field trip once and really liked it. I like the gardening idea since it is something we already do.

  32. Nicole says

    We haven’t really done nature study but I would love to! I have had my boys go out and pick something in nature to sketch, asking them to pay close attention to detail. I have gotten a couple nature studies from NaturExplorers and they have so many great ideas I hope to someday incorporate with notebooking.

  33. Dalena Coy says

    We love nature study and are always trying new things, these pages are awesome. We love to go out at least once a week (mostly more) and do a journal. They can draw tracks, plants, write about animals and funny things they see. I also have them to collect different things and do a rubbing with crayon to include in with it. We have been working on trees so these notebooking pages are perfect right now! Thanks so much!

  34. J. Thompson says

    I love your notebooking pages Debra. I have just recently started homeschooling and these pages are a great way to get my child into learning. Thank you!

  35. Sharon says

    We haven’t started any nature studies yet, other than reading Christian Liberty Nature readers, but I am thinking of taking my boys out with a notepad and pencil and dividing the page up into 4 sections: Something I see, hear, feel, free choice.

  36. klpj5 says

    I am hoping to use some of your nature study pages soon
    while the birds are singing and the trees are budding and
    putting out their leaves.

  37. Carrie Weldon says

    We practice nature study the natural way :). Not only do we live on a hobby farm with an assortment of animals (currently raising several baby animals too), but my children are constantly bringing critters home from the creeks and woods. When we can’t identify it readily, we pull out the books. The non-fiction sections of the library are some of their favorites. However, we have yet to find a good way to catalog all that we have found. We are new to notebooking I’m looking forward to seeing some of the nature notebooking pages.

  38. Jennifer Radtke says

    I think this package would be a great boost to our nature study. Our basics for nature study is to get out in it, ask questions, and study. There is always something new to learn.

  39. sunnid says

    We haven’t done a lot of nature study, but I would love to change that. Something that we have done is to watch the birds that come to our deck at various times of year and try to identify them. My kids also love to collect sea shells in the summer and figure out what animal(s) they came from. I don’t really have any great resources to share.

  40. Angela says

    I am excited to try these pages. I have never been able to identify very many different kinds of trees and I hope using these with my kids will help me.

  41. Rachel Watters says

    I think a great tip for nature studies/experiences is getting your kids outside at a young age. It amazes me how my kids 3 and under dive right in to examining bugs, picking up stones to see if anything is under them, having a favorite insect, etc. I think a lot of this fondness (instead of disgust) with the outdoors is getting introduced to it right away.

  42. LauraW68 says

    We love the Nature Study pages and have used them in our homeschool for the last 3 or 4 years. We just keep adding to our nature journal using these wonderful pages.

  43. CMmama says

    We’ve not yet done a “tree” study – that would be fun. I love the North American Birds pages! My teen son still talks about birds we see (years after doing that notebooking!)

  44. jenifer says

    We have not begun to notebook in our homeschool journey, but I am so SO excited to start with the nature study pages. Nature Study will be a wonderful beginning to notebooking. Thank YOU!!!!!

  45. PatriciaWestling says

    We’ve done Nature Study in a slap-dash fashion. I would like to be more structured and deliberate – notebooking sounds great! Time to try it.

  46. ARussell says

    Thanks Debra for a chance to win these great prizes. Any one of these would be a blessing! We’re just getting started in notebooking and I appreciate all of your hard work and effort I making it easier for us.

  47. Jackie B. says

    We haven’t done very much nature studying in our homeschool, but would like to add that this new year. I have read quite a bit of information on why it’s helpful and important to nature journal, so these pages are going to be super helpful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful resources, Debra!

  48. Melanie says

    Our children are always eager for a chance to use the camera. I like sending them on a scavenger hunt to find things in nature. Some ideas are letters of alphabet, how many colors, signs of a season signs of animals, different types of leaves, flowers etc.

  49. Christina says

    In the past we did notebooking, but have fallen away from it. I’m ready to add fun back into school with notebooking! Nature here we come!

  50. Melissa says

    We’ve just started to study birds. This is the first time we’ve done a nature study. We like to sit outside and watch the birds and I’m wanting to get my kids to try drawing and maybe painting what they see. Hopefully we learn lots.

  51. MichelleFlowers says

    I can’t wait to begin our nature notebooking pages! We just begun notebooking this school yr but have not used the nature pages! Over the summer, we will go to the park and on hikes to spot some of nature’s wonders! My idea is to take along some pages and writing about them as we see them! As well as taking a field guide to help me out! :)

  52. Suzannebarker says

    We LOVE nature studies at our house. I incorporate it into just about every subject. Our girls spend 15min every day observing something from nature (tree, flower, insect…) and then writing about it and sketching/drawing it. We garden year round (green house) and spend at least 3 hours outside each day. It helps that we have a lot of land and an unlimited amount of wildlife right outside our window…deer, foxes, turkeys, coyote and even a bear! It makes for some very fascinating nature studies :-)

  53. crazy4boys says

    I STINK at nature study, but it is one that always hangs heavy on my heart and I want to improve. We’re planting a garden this year which will get us outside and learning and digging. I’m also planning on adding one nature study lesson a week….a chapter from a book, an outside experience, something! I just saw the book Nature Connections and might buy that to get me kickstarted. And these notebooking pages look like a no-pain way for this mama to figure out how to ‘do’ nature study.

  54. Jennie says

    I’m a homeschooling mother of nine. My youngest daughter loves to explore & take photos of nature in the backyard, and would love this!

    Thank you so much Debra for organizing this!

  55. Sara Davis says

    I am new to Notebooking. But the Nature Studies are very appealing to me. The drawing and coloring, naming parts, etc. all appeal to me very much!

  56. Angela says

    We have a wooded area near our home where we go to study trees. I think the favorite part is the kids play animals and run through the forest!

  57. Heather H says

    I’m looking forward to studying the different biomes with my K and 2nd grader – notebooking works perfect for this study!

  58. BethH says

    My favorite way to do Nature Study is to visit the same outdoor place several times each season and spot the differences each time we’re there. We look for different plants and animals and watch for the changes in what we see.

  59. BrianneTC says

    I find that my kids learn best when they’re allowed to lead – my son LOVES to have “adventures” which he was actually introduced to by my mother. They’re really just nature hikes, but with his child’s wonder at the world and nature, just taking a hike wherever he feels led is truly an adventure to him! His sister and brother love to follow, and it’s amazing all the things they notice that I would probably overlook. His interest in the world around him automatically leads to learning opportunities! I’m even learning about the world around me as I try to answer his questions! There are SO many things that we have to come in and look up online to get the answers he wants, and the library is becoming a good friend for all of the educational resources on the things he finds out he’s interested in. This series would be a big help and guide for us in our explorations!

  60. MintChipMom says

    Birds AND trees, my William will go crazy for these!!! Thanks for all you do, our homeschooling has been SO much better since we started using your notebooking pages. Thank you.

  61. Amy LeBlanc says

    Just having a bird feeder close by is one of the simplest and most fun “nature study” activities we’ve ever done. Seeing animals up close and personal really motivates children to take an interest in learning more.

  62. AmyC says

    We are just getting started in Nature Study. We are planning to plant a garden to attract birds in all seasons, incorporating different styles of bird feeders in the winter. Then, when it is too stormy to go out, we can still spend time observing wildlife out the window!

  63. loveathomschool says

    We are outside a LOT and your resources would be a huge help to quickly and easily include a little school while enjoying what we love…outside!

  64. UniquelyFollowingHIM says

    We have been using the nature study pages alongside our unit study of the 7 continents and the animals we like on them! The flexibility is awesome!

  65. Patty says

    It’s spring at last! The windows and doors are open, and my children are so glad that school goes on outside!!! We each dug a shovel full of compost from the pile and made a record of all the insects, and worms we saw! They were so excited doing this! The notebooking provided for identification and drawings. Happy Day!

  66. RachelNC says

    We have enjoyed our Nature walks/ Nature Study especially when we have taken pictures of things along the way. My dd would make notes about what we photographed if we thought we might not remember why we had taken the photo. Taking photos leaves things mostly undisturbed, yet captures the beauty as a memory for us.

  67. VickiMomof4 says

    Just take the time to go on a walk! You would be amazed at what plants and animals you can find in your own neighborhood!

  68. debbirunswithscissor says

    I’m so excited to see the Nature Study Pages. I plan to create a notebook with plenty of extra blank pages to document our observation of seasonal changes. This will be a great way to extend a Nature Study throughout the year.

  69. S Baker says

    FOr our nature study, I purchased two smallish blank drawing notebooks from Michaels and take those, colored pencils, and an identification guide out while we look for interesting things to discover and draw.

  70. Cindy Freeman says

    Hiking at a local state park provides great opportunities for nature study! Would love to win one of these! :)

  71. Erica says

    My two children love to go on nature walks. Before we go out we will make a list and come up with scavenger hunt items to look for and then go on our walk and look around to check things off as we find them. We have never done notebooking before, and I have never seen anything like this before. We would love this and I can see us getting many, many fun memories from its use!

  72. LeesaC says

    We used some of the bird nature pages last year and plan more for this spring. So excited to have pages for plants to go along with our daily walk journals I make! Thanks!

  73. Cynthia Darley says

    Our nature studies over the years have consisted of many different approaches. We have kept various kinds of pets, caught and released insects and spiders and photographed birds and animals at the zoo.

  74. hayvalley says

    Something fun we done last spring after it was warm, grass growing, bugs out and flowers blossoming, was: I marked off a 24″ square for each of my children out in our yard. They studied their own 24″ space to see what was there and pick one thing. They drew a picture about it and wrote about it. It was interesting to see the differences in choices that were made and their perspective/observation on their study of it whether it was a flower, bug, etc.

  75. Jessica C. says

    I am new to homeschooling, but my favorite nature study idea is to have my daughter help me with planting our container garden, check out kids books about planting or gardening from the library, and have her draw and color using her garden stencil set we got from Dollar Tree. Whatever we plant, I’ll have that vegetable or herb in the house for her to taste afterwards. Once a week she can take pictures of the plants with her camera, to see their progress.

  76. Maureen says

    Nature study is the favorite part of our school day. We head out into parks, nature preserves or even just our own back yard to study birds, plants and habitat. We planted an organic vegetable garden, planted fruit trees and watch nature come to us….Sand Hill cranes, butterflies, Hawk Moths and so much more.

  77. says

    wow these look so good! one of our favorite natue things to do is pack a lunch, colored pencils, notepads, camera and take a hike , we take pictures(for the days, rainy, we cant get outside, we sketch what we see, then go home and look it up on internet to find out names of animals, birds, insects, plants

  78. Sharon Normark says

    Tips for Nature Study: As my child is at the age of being VERY slow and precise when he draws to document what he is seeing, I like to bring along my camera (or his) to take a quick picture that can be used as reference later. ~~ We also like to use an app called iBird when we head out, so we can determine exactly WHAT bird we are looking at! :)

  79. Ami says

    This products look wonderful. We haven’t done a lot of notebooking yet but I am thinking that it is something that I want to incorporate into our homeschool more next year. I love it that the kids can take a page with them and add pictures and comments of things that they observe in nature for nature study. From products I’ve seen so far, the ones on this site have me the most interested. An idea that I have read from someone that I really liked is that they take their favorite pages from the year and bind them so the kids have a book that they can treasure. I will be looking at how I can use notebooking more in our other subjects, too. Thank you for your great resource!

  80. meljen says

    My favorite, most basic nature study tip – is simply going for walks. :-) I look all over and stop to show the kids moss, birds, tracks, flowers, trees… and we live in the city. The more we do that, the more they learn to look for nature in every corner, and it really teaches an appreciation for its beauty. :-)

  81. Megan Cawley says

    These look great! We use many of your free resources and we would love love love the extra nature study pages!!

  82. Jessica A. says

    I love to do nature study with my son. My son has a nature study notebook in which he draws the different things that he finds inside his notebook. We have a small bag in which we have a container to put bugs in, a magnifying glass, field guides, pencils, markers/crayons and a camara to take pictures if he prefers. We go on trails and parks and enjoy God’s creation. It’s one of his favorite things to do.

  83. Tiffany H. says

    Wow! These look great! We love to do our schoolwork out in nature and plan on incorporating it wherever we can. We love to do plant and animal studies as well as, scavenger hunts and alphabet or number searches…. (you know, hey that branch looks like an f, etc.)

  84. BusyMom says

    Found these to be so helpful! we’ve always done some variation of Charlotte Mason…it’s just that time of year where you just cannot stay indoors :) We also found it interesting to compare old notes & drawings from before the hurricanes to after….interesting how we lost one big old tree, which changed the sun/shade pattern, which changed the birds and flowers that are in that area, and how the water flows….it makes them think. Can’t wait to try these new resources! 😉

  85. Kenzie Freeman says

    We are just getting started with nature study, so this set would be so wonderful for us! Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. daniele garrison says

    My daughter loves to sit outside and take in nature. This is such a fun way to learn.
    Daniele Garrison

  87. Kristen says

    This is my first year homeschooling, and we honestly have done a great job with nature study. The have taken the kids on a nature trail and hiking a few times. They each have a notebook they use for drawing what they see while we’re walking. I would love to incorporate notebooking pages!

  88. CheliSigler says

    We are currently doing a nature study with our co-op. I love watching my girls interact with nature. Thank you for making these resources available.

  89. Meleasa says

    We love to watch nature right from our windows. We keep binoculars on the window sill along with a few field guides so we can quickly see and identify birds and other little creatures that we observe. It would be awesome to win some notebooking pages to help us record what we’ve seen!

  90. Rebecca Brady says

    My favorite Nature Study activity is to take the kids outside with their Nature Notebooks & have them draw what they find interesting. They record the date, the name of the object drawn & write a description or we later find a poem to correlate. The sad thing is that this enjoyable learning experience falls by the wayside when we are bogged down with our curriculum!
    I finally took the time to investigate your site & have a renewed spirit to ditch the boxed curriculum & use Living Books with your notebooking pages :-) Looking forward to school again!

  91. Jackie says

    Your notebooking pages are so wonderful to win a lifetime membership would put me in heaven. Thank you for the chance.

  92. JeniverBoyer says

    Handbook of Nature Study with Ambleside Online’s Nature schedule is what we use for nature study. We also like to just see what we see and learn about that. We may be studying bats tomorrow as we try and catch one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  93. Lecia says

    Nature study is so beautifully simple. Just. get. out. doors. :) Even when I’m not out there with them, my children are naturally on a path of discovery every day — it just takes a little demonstration here and there of how wonderful and fascinating nature can be! I love how these notebooking pages can keep the learning simple, while fascilitating expression of learning. Thank you!

  94. Stephanie Neff says

    For my young boys, studying nature is always the most fun when Grandma or Grandpa are involved. Especially because they have “real” binoculars and a microscope to explore with.

  95. Hannah Prosser says

    We love Charlotte Mason style nature study – recording and observing outside for ourselves. The girls love to make notes and our latest tip – use watercolour pencils – easy to use, not messy, and yet give that real painted effect that kids love and are so proud of. We also watch documentaries together as a family that add to this.

  96. Hannah Mudd says

    This looks like a great site, I just found it. We are new to homeschooling. I could really use these next year for our 3rd grader.

  97. Katherine Morris says

    I am gathering materials for our fall classes and came across this site. I cannot wait for the kiddos to begin their Nature Study. We are moving to a small farm and they will have countless things to sketch and learn about.

  98. Vicky Bunting says

    We have done nature studies before but how much more organized we could have been with these great nature study note booking pages! Good thing we can do another study when we win this giveaway!

  99. Stacey Sohn says

    We are using the Christian Liberty Nature Readers as a nature study. We have not been note booking but I think we will start!

  100. Dyann says

    We are just getting started using a Charlotte Mason style teaching at our home. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed trying to figure everything out. These little notebooks look like a great tool to help with our new adventure. I sure hope we win this give away. It would aid us immensely!

  101. Shannon Soehl says

    Our favorite way to do nature study is super simple but so rewarding and such a learning experience. We live in the Pacific Northwest where there are abundant forests, creeks, mountains, rivers and trails to explore. So, we just go out for a walk. We explore, talk, and show each other our found “treasures”. Then we come home and draw and notebook what we saw, and what we learned about. We learn and create beautiful memories together.

  102. Pamela Ford says

    One of our favorite Nature Study ideas is keeping a nature journal. We use the seasonal prompts from The Outdoor Hour Newsletter published monthly by Barb McCoy who publishes The Handbook of Nature Study Blog: . We have had so much fun using this resource to do nature study and we use the Notebooking pages to chronicle our journeys.

  103. StephanieWest says

    My daughter is only 3, so we haven’t done much with Nature Study yet, but we do spend lots of time outside, looking at birds and plants and are learning to identify them. I’m collecting resources to use when we begin homeschooling in a couple of years.

  104. Joy says

    We recently moved to Minnesota and our home is on almost 40 acres! We have never notebooked before but my thought is that we can use this as our get to know our new state!! Get us outside and study the trees etc while learning about the nature here in our new home! Should tie in nicely with our sceince, geography, and history units on MN we are going to do!!

  105. BeataB says

    When working on our nature studies we do a lot of lapbooking with younger ones and notbook pages with older. There are so many resources on the net and many times this is the best way to learn for our kids.

  106. Mary Shearouse says

    I am just learning about notebooking, having found it helpful with history and am looking forward to expanding to nature studies this Spring and Summer. We already have been identifying birds, so trees and plants are a good next step.

  107. 4x4texans says

    We purchased a zoo membership and would go and spend one day a month studying one section of the zoo. We would discuss the animals and any other plant or wild life we would see. Then we would get out our drawing notebooks and draw something they remembered.

  108. Kathy W says

    What a great giveaway. We are finishing our year up with plants. With this giveaway we can not only focus on plants but have a great resource to for the girls to study more of nature in the future.

  109. Lily says

    I just recently came across this site. I’m looking forward to using some of these notebooking pages. I’ve tried making my own but it takes me WAY too long and they don’t turn out as nice as these. In our nature study notebook we have drawn pictures, glued pictures, and taped ziploc bags that contain soil, samples, leaves, etc.

  110. Maureen says

    I am so glad to have found your website. We are using Apologia: Exploring Creation with Flying Creatures this year and Botany next year. Our favorite time of day is nature study so I am very excited to have found this additional resource….thank you!

  111. teharman67 says

    My son just loves Science and so he would love any of the resources here. I like the convenience of the all ready prepared pages…I just don’t have the patience to do it!

  112. Pam says

    What an easy way to get started notebooking. We like to take walks so this will help us record what we see. Mostly we have just drawn pictures of some things and collected rocks.

  113. Kim S. says

    My boys love Nature Study and gardening is a great way to study nature too. We are fortunate to have all types of plants,birds,squirrels etc in our yard. We like to use watercolor pencils outside, then when we come in we paint over the drawing with water.Also,we like to study a tree through the seasons,note the changes etc. We use North American Wildlife by Reader’s Digest as our main resource book. I like to use notebooking across the curriculum,however we haven’t been able to afford purchasing it,so we would love to win it! Thanks for running the contest.

  114. Tracey says

    This is our first year of homeschooling (pulled my daughter out of public school). So far we’ve only done a little bit of notebooking for history, but my daughter LOVED it!! We’re looking forward to doing more! Awesome resources you have here on your site! Thanks so much!

  115. Lisa T says

    Nature Study takes place in our home by reading living books, taking nature walks, looking out our window, going hiking and geocaching. Attending local museums that focus on the local flora and fauna of the area also provides great experiences. We use binoculars, field guides, journals, clip boards and blank paper to research and record our findings in our personal observations. It’s spring time here and everything is coming alive and budding making for a great time of excitement as the children peer out of our house each day wondering what will appear in our yard.

    We enjoy notebooking and have been doing it since the beginning because drawing pictures is the first school project on paper that kids can perform. Folks are amazed when they see our finished products as the kids put a lot of time into their art work. We really appreciate your Notebooking Pages, Debra, and are looking forward to using your 50 States pages next. Thank you!

  116. Becky J says

    Nature studies are my absolute FAVORITE…we enjoy going big and small! By that I mean we always take a magnifying glass or pop things under the microscope back home and sketch and journal for our binders, but then it can be so fun to go big and paint or collage on a large canvas to recreate that element of creation to enjoy on the walls of our home! Thank you so much for your resources because even in High school our notebooks should display beauty and you help us!!

  117. home4him2 says

    We like to go hiking, make rubbings of trees and rocks, collect small leaves, flowers, etc. to press and add to the pages. I think we might try to do some art with plant dye this year.

  118. AimeeSyrdal says

    I really think these would come in handy in our homeschooling. My daughter has requested to do more Nature Study, but she has a problem with writing too much. Using notebooking pages makes it seem like less writing, plus it lends itself easily to her expressing her own creativity.

  119. says

    My young kids like to go hiking and collect nature items like pinecones and acorns and rocks. We’ve been reading Christian Liberty Readers and Thornton Burgess books to add to our nature study. I’d like to start notebooking more with them and doing nature journals.

  120. RedwoodRockMom says

    We are new to notebooking and my daughter loves it! We are trying to include it in our daily schoolwork more and more. Thank you for these amazing resources!

  121. RedwoodRockMom says

    For us nature study just means a step out the backdoor. We are blessed to live in an area with abundant wildlife. From deer to bears, squirrels to rattlesnakes our nature study is getting up close and personal. This year we are also incorporating a garden into our program. We love to collect, compare and contrast rocks, leaves, twigs and seeds all the while deepening our appreciation for the natural world around us. Thank you for providing notebooking pages to enhance this experience!

  122. Joy says

    I have done some notebooking and find the kids really own their work. I want to do more. Our nature study has mostly been sketching and taking photos. I would like to start taking these and putting them into notebooking pages.
    Nature Study is a fun thing to share with others. We like to meet up with friends for nature study periodically. When we do nature study with friends, all the children have the added pleasure of sharing their discoveries with one another. I can’t help but think how God must be taking pleasure in seeing these kids enjoying His creation. (Telling of His wonders!) Sometimes we invite families that are just getting started in homeschooling. I think it encourages them to include nature study in their homeschooling because their young kids catch the wonder of it.

  123. Sandy says

    I have never done nature studies before, so this is totally new to me. This fall I am hoping that we can find leaves from the trees before (green), during (colorful), and after (brown & crunchy) they go through all of their normal fall changes. I think this would be really interesting for the youngest students.

  124. hsmom6 says

    We use the Charlotte Mason approach. The children spend time outside and sketch whatever strikes their fancy. Then over the next days we discuss their finds in more detail and add copywork on some pages. An added step of having them write about what they learned is something I am considering.
    Spring is the perfect time for nature studies what with everything going to life again.

  125. Joanie says

    We are brand new to homeschooling! We live in the country and have enjoyed the nature we live in for years. Now that we are homeschooling I love that we have an opportunity (and the time!) to really learn and observe nature. I was at a total loss as to how to do it though, until I found these notebooking pages! Thanks for making this so easy for us!!

  126. sonrisemom says

    My girls are still early elementary age so we take a simple approach to nature studies. We try to take a nature walk once a week on our farm & observe what we see. We also have several bird feeders set up so we can observe the birds from our living room & school room windows. We are going to start keeping a Nature notebook & sketch book of all of our observations.

  127. says

    Using nature as a venue for homeschooling is like peanut butter & jelly, they go perfect together! Exploring nature has always been included as part of science and bible study and is always full of surprises! We live in the suburbs of a little community and have had owls fly over our backyard, hawks sit on trees near the sidewalk and call to other hawks, and bunnies nest in our backyard! Our community is full of nature and always providing learning experiences!

  128. Amanda says

    I love using the book “Pocketful of Pinecones” to get ideas on how to do Nature Study gently and let the interest of the child lead.

  129. Lacey Long says

    My favorite nature study so far has been using lapbooks for different subjects. I also enjoyed doing the leaf collection and insect collection. I think my kids learned alot from going out and seeing the actually insects and talking about them.

  130. kbalman says

    Butterflies has been our favorite nature unit study. We love doing nature walks and go weekly in the Spring and Summer. Some of my kids favorite things to do are collect treasures, nature journal and take pictures.

  131. traci says

    My kids like to garden with grandpa and explore in nature, catch bugs and ask lots of awesome questions. We learn through research and exploration.

  132. Jennifer Mayes says

    We are studying bugs this summer and are looking forward to using Notebooking pages for the first time!!

  133. Bev Ritchie says

    We love to use your pages for our narration, dictation and summarising. They add interest to our work and the pictures link our writing back to the topic. The choice of lines also help to keep our notes neat, and I love that I can print out different line options for each child’s different writing ability.

  134. Jessica says

    My kids needed to spend plenty of unstructured time outside before I could get them to focus on a nature study. It wasn’t something we could just walk out the door & do.

    Other ways we incorporate nature into our learning have been starting our garden indoors so the kids can keep a close eye on the plants & become really invested in them. I also have a bird feeder on the way so we can watch birds from their bedroom.

  135. Heather says

    We love to study science! Our favourite activity is to go and collect monarch caterpillars and watch them transform over the spring weeks. (This year we are branching out to pink ladies- yay!) Hands on is the way to go, for our homeschool.

  136. sarah derr says

    These are great for teaching children of different ages. I would love to would love to win this set for our studies.

  137. Charla says

    We recently started homeschooling our 10 year old and have found it great to learn about topics she is interested in. She did a study on hummingbirds and had a lot of fun being creative. She designed a cereal box with a nectar sweetened cereal and added hummingbird facts and pictures to it. We would love to learn more about nature and get creative!

  138. Jen Hudson says

    This looks fabulous. My kids haven’t been doing much writing in their nature journals. Maybe this would inspire them.

  139. Connie says

    I’ve just decided to add nature study into our curriculum and any one of these gifts would get us off to a wonderful start. Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

  140. Natalia says

    I am a new homeschooling mom, but one of my goal in schooling my children is to make them life-time learners. This includes learning about nature and our world. Besides spending time outside, we often go to the beach or hiking and collect rocks, flowers, etc. We also love our Museum of Natural History.

  141. shellytarbell says

    We use notebooking pages all the time. My son loves the outdoors and this would be an awesome addition to keep his notes organized.

  142. Laura in IN says

    We like to walk in the woods, looking forinteresting things, examine worms and insects in the garden, and using Christian Liberty Press Nature readers for reading practice as well as nature learning. I would like to have a more purposeful and consistant pursuit of nature study. These materials seem like they would be helpful. I like that what we would learn would be documented, otherwise I don’t know if the kids retain what we learned.

  143. says

    We’re currently reading My Side of the Mountain for LA and I’ve often thought about how awesome it would be to also study the birds, animals and plants mentioned in the book. But I’ve no idea how to go about it. So I’d love to have these nature study notebooking pages to supplement our homeschooling. Also, we live in the Arabian desert so my children have no idea about these birds and I’m too busy with household management to incorporate nature study when it’s feasible whereas they are too busy with other computer-related schoolwork. Having these notebooking pages sure would come in handy (I’m assuming there’s a ‘picture’ or clipart of the bird/animal/plant). Also, thanks for the free Plants/Trees pages – they’re just right for Lessons 6 and 9 of the Apologia Botany book which we just finished (but I plan to use them with my youngest child).

  144. ba_luke says

    We’re new to but it seems to be just what I’ve been looking for. I teach a Science co-op with multiple age levels and this may work out very well for that. I am having a bit of a hard time navigating the site, though. How do I download the freebie for this month (the plant and tree one)? I don’t see an obvious link anywhere…

    • says

      Hi ba_luke! :)
      You must be a Free Member of our site to access the Free Resource Center. You can sign-up via the form up toward the top of this page. Once you log-in, you will find ALL of our free resources in the Free Resource Center. Our monthly subscriber freebies, like this month’s Plants & Trees Nature Study, will be toward the top of the Free Resource Center in a special tab called “Subscriber Freebies”.

  145. M says

    Thanks for the resources to get started with my five and three-year-old. We are enjoying nature study by taking a blank sheet of paper outside on a clipboard with colored pencils and drawing whatever catches our fancy. Then I bring it in and place in binder. This will be helpful for more pointed instruction which I want to work towards for the eldest.

  146. Kristina Uptegrove says

    We use nature studies in our yard, at the park, and when we go hiking. I like to take a bag and have my boys collect some interesting things, then we look them up and draw them.

  147. Ginas says

    WOW! This is an amazing opportunity here! Thank you. We just started homeschooling a month ago! My son is 7 and starting venturing into the woods (our backyard) by himself. I see your nature themed note-booking pages would be an amazing resource for us to study different plants, weeds, trees, etc. I am looking forward these experiences!

  148. Momto7J's says

    As we’ve both observed and studied nature over the years, from the tiniest insect to the tallest trees, we have come to stand in awe of WHO God is…… with the magnitude and majesty of what He has given us to enjoy. His powerful creation also speaks volumes of His wonderful grace.

  149. Brigid68 says

    I am a homeschool Mom of 3 and when we study nature we hike through the park. The kids love discovering new things on their own and discussing it. Child led learning is the best.

  150. gamudpuppy says

    In the past we have done observations outside at the beginning of each season. We observe the same areas and discuss, draw and write about the things that are changing. We enjoy being outside and observing nature and would really like go incorporate more specific nature study into our lessons. We often observe and identify the birds, flowers, insects and trees we encounter. We have also done a nature study on the Monarch Butterfly.

  151. Cheryl Moore says

    I love to take the kids hiking in a park or through the woods for a nature study. It’s something we don’t do enough of. These pages would be a great addition to our portfolios!

  152. Amy Sweeney says

    We love to just go outside and soak nature up in every way possible. We take long walks in the woods and point out and observe everything. We collect rocks, twigs, leaves and bring them home to make craft projects out of them. We keep it light and try to have fun exploring God’s beautiful creation.

  153. tara miller says

    we have used miller pad and paper journals in the past to record what we see on walks or inour own back yard. we larned about the spiders, snakes, insects of eastern washington and birds by using field guides and jounals. we usually set aside a day each week. sometimes we had so much fun, the day turned into days!

  154. Cynthia says

    My tip is take a walk with your kid! It is amazing all the things you see when you take an hour and take a walk. I love that nature is all around us!

  155. Traci Ruiz says

    SOOOO excited to find this site and these wonderful pages! Our favorite nature study is with birds, a few years ago we bought a see through bird house that can be attached to a window. We are in the middle of moving right now to a home that is surrounded by 100+ acres of bird scantuary! I can’t wait to get there and start using these Notebook pages for studying the birds and hope someone moves into our see through bird house!

  156. MaryAnn C. says

    We haven’t done a formal nature study yet, but botany is on our list for next year. So many great ideas in the above comments! The only nature study we have done is at the zoo, looking at and finding different plants in the different areas and discussing why those plants were chosen for each area.

  157. Darcy Carmichael says

    I like talking about a topic while observing it and then having the children write down what they remember me saying as well as what they observed and usually they will draw at least one picture to go along with it.

  158. smocker says

    I have not done much formal nature study but my children spend hours playing outside and always see things in nature I would never notice. They have learned a lot this way and when they see something that interests them they start to read about and study it on their own.

  159. says

    We enjoy going on “listening walks” and letting our hearing guide what we see in nature. I also let the kids take pictures of their nature finds to add to their nature notebooks later on. Their books are mixture of photos and drawings.

  160. carriescreativekitchen says

    I love to give scavenger pages for when we go on park hikes or the zoo! We all have fun checking them off. Another way I did it for beginning readers was to give a sheet with the alphabet listed down the side & each gets to fill in their own finds!

  161. Donyel says

    I take pictures of all the things the kids find and have interest in. At the end of the year I put together a nature album for them.

  162. happyhomeschooler4 says

    Nature Study is so important. We spent over half the year studying plants and animals. Wish we had known about the nature notebooking pages. My girls love to catch bugs, draw trees, and play outside.

  163. Netty says

    We are trying to incorporate a bimonthly nature study into our homeschooling. We live fairly close to a wooded area. We try to walk to it and just be in nature. My children bring their nature notebooks to draw or write about what new things they notice.

  164. Elizabeth S. says

    I jut bought some little field microscopes called Carson Mirobrites from Amazon. I am hoping that they will work for taking outside. We just love to go outside and look at things. :) Oh yes and you can’t beat a good heavy sketchpad for ease of drawing in the field.

  165. says

    We have started gardening. We are learning when is the best time to plant different vegetables. As well as were to plant and how much to water. We also do nature walks and look up the different kinds of leaves and insects we discover.

  166. Sherry says

    Love note booking and your pages make it so easy. I think back to the year I did it on my own and never want to have to look for so long for a picture of the pilgrims again!

  167. Sarah McCubbin says

    We do a lot of things outdoors in nature…huge garden, greenhouse, chickens etc but we haven’t used many notebooking pages. Its a big goal for next school year :)

  168. Jennifer Harat says

    Nature Study- We have a hummingbird feeder that a Northern Oriole loves, so we’ve been watching and learning about him. My son also loves to do leaf prints, watch Monarch butterflies on our milkweed, and gardening is a fun one!!

  169. Wendi Shipe says

    I love using these notebooking pages along with the big pile of fieldguides that I’ve collected over the years for my kiddos :)

  170. Say Jay says

    My favorite experience–I was homeschooled in the dark ages before anyone had started using notebookingpages. com. :-) We had a neighbor who was quite helpful and cooperative when it came to showing us his animals and trees on his mini-farm. My favorite memory is when we needed leaves for different trees: he was kind enough to let us take a few leaves home off of each of his fruit trees so we could press them in our book.

    I hope to win a lifetime membership so my kids can have their own experiences of doing many fun, themed studies.

  171. beth says

    In my experience, it’s easy to forget about nature study, so my tip would be to make a dedicated time (every Thursday morning, fourth Friday of the month, etc.).

  172. Jen Davis says

    We haven’t done much along the lines of nature studies in our homeschool. Recently, we found a lizard in the house and my son (who is six) asked me if a lizard could kill you. I answered that that specific lizard could not but in fact there was one that could kill you called a Komodo Dragon. So Drew wanted to know all about them. We purchased a year long pass to the zoo. Drew was so psyched to see the Komodo Dragon. I planned that we will be making a notebook up about them since he is so interested. It is hard to keep him focused normally, so I am gonna try this route instead.

  173. RebeccaK says

    My favorite way to study nature is taking walks… around the neighborhood or driving up to our wooded camping property… thanks for the chance to win!

  174. Stephanie B says

    We call our nature notebooks “Adventure Books” and I encourage the kids to write and draw about anything they have learned about or find interesting. The name makes it more exciting for the kids and opens it up to write and draw about almost anything!

  175. Maria Hart says

    I am really excited to try out these nature study pages. This is a pretty new concept for me, but I think it will be awesome for our homeschooling!

  176. RickNMars says

    We love taking a look at nature studies and then going outside to enjoy what we’ve learned. Scouting, schooling, hiking… nature study isn’t boring, it’s the study of survival and design!

  177. shari says

    With 7 kids these pages are invaluable to me- I would never be able to provide this information in such an easy way. My kids are not great journalers, but all of your pages have helped with that. I would love to be able to provide more of your resources to my kids. thanks

  178. lauren says

    these pages are going to be great. i will be using them with my daughter as we earn about nature… now that spring is here.

  179. Megen A says

    We are getting ready to begin preschool, but I’ve been eyeing for a LONG time! I can’t wait to begin using this resource!

  180. Tracy says

    These look so cool. I would love this. I’ve been wanting to do a nature study, but I’m having trouble getting started.

  181. Kate says

    These pages are wonderful! If you are having a hard time getting started give yourself permission to keep it simple. Don’t feel that you need to go somewhere to do nature study. Remember you have nature all around you in your backyard and in your neighborhood. We often do bird study when we stop in a new parking lot when doing errands. We stop look in the trees and listen for new songs and calls trying to identify and recall facts we have learned about those birds. Allow it to be easy and you will get the ball rolling then you can have even more fun on larger outings! Enjoy.

  182. Ashleigh says

    My boys are 4 & 7….so we are just getting our feet wet with a more structured nature study. We are reading through the Thornton Burgess books and we study whichever animal or bird we are reading about. We just started the Burgess Bird book, so we will be making a paper tree orchard to put up in our school room, and the boys will each create their own interpretation of each bird we study to put in the orchard. We will then go on a bird song/call listening walk after listening to our bird’s sounds on the internet. They each have a nature journal that they can draw, dictate or paint their findings for the walk. We also have a little nature table that we put all our treasures on: pinecones, flowers, rocks. Since we are studying birds, we are slowly going through The Handbook of Nature Study as a bit of a guide for a more deep understanding of birds for my 7yo. My main goal though is to foster a love of God’s world…..and that goal has been accomplished! We went on a bug hunt yesterday and are using the book: Pets in a Jar…..I think that will be our summer favorite!!! These notebooking pages will be a beautiful keepsake for my boys’ notebooks and findings. Thank you for creating such a wonderful resource….and SHARING it with all us mamas. What a blessing!

  183. Kathy Taylor says

    My youngest daughter decided this year she wanted to be home schooled and I have always wanted to use the resources available on here for Nature Study…luv, luv, luv…and the other note-booking resources. I love to show nature to my grandchildren too. Laying on the trampoline looking at the different birds flying around and identifying the critters in the yard, this would be a great tool for our family, thanks for the opportunity.

  184. imjustducke says

    I am just starting to learn about notebooking & think these notebooking resources look fantastic! We have a unit on plants & trees coming up & this free resource will be a great way to try out your product. Thank you!

  185. Annie says

    I like to let the kids choose what they do for nature study. I provide resources, but I don’t make too many requirements, because if it’s something they’re really interested in, they will do more than I would ask.

  186. Angie Vaughan says

    We are finishing up our 1st year of home school. I am going to incorporate notebooking next year and I am so happy to have found this recourse.

  187. Joanie says

    My daughter is a marine biology fanatic! Every unit study she suggests has to do with animals or plants or research in the ocean. Hmm I wonder where her career path is leading? :)

  188. MommyNeedsASmoothie says

    My boys love note booking. Love the nature worksheets. Used them and other on our vacation to beautiful Sedona, AZ. Note booking works great for my visual learners!

  189. ketah777 says

    One of our favorite nature studies was on butterflies. We got a butterfly garden and watched the caterpillars grow until they formed their cocoons. Then a week or so later we some them come out as butterflies. We were able to let them go in the backyard and watch them fly away. Great nature study!!

  190. ChristineS says

    One of our favorite studies was when we went to the aquarium. The kids chose one creature to study and report on. They probably created one of their best reports on this visit.

  191. Amy says

    I provide many nature type books and then when outside I try to point out different things to get a little discussion going or ask questions about what is this or that which often results in us getting some books to figure it out. This works well for us however I have really wanted to have a bit more structure and try the notebooking to document some of what we are learning.

  192. SarahB says

    Nature study isn’t something we’ve really focused on but we need to do more of this would be a great help.

  193. Krista W. says

    Around this time of year (April/spring), the “weird bugs” begin coming out. When the kids come across an insect or other crawling thing that they can’t identify, we snap a quick photo if we don’t have the time to study it right there and then. Then, I have the kids try to do a basic identification themselves (is it an insect? an arachnid? how can they tell?) and use our printed and online materials to study it in more depth. In the past, we’ve typically stopped at identification, but now, more and more often, we’re using a notebook page to record that information so they have a record for future use. I have found that the information really sticks when they do some of the research themselves AND then write it down or draw a picture, or both. It seems to help with being able to recall the information later rather than just memorize it for a moment and forget it when something else comes along.

    I also love to use notebooking pages to make vacation binders for my children. Nature study pages to record new flora and fauna we see in a different part of the country, as well as state pages and history information they can very often get right at rest stops! They don’t even think of it as school. =)

  194. Lucinda says

    So far the only nature study we’ve really done is to garden. My children loved to plant the seeds, water and weed them daily. and then of coarse eat the wonderful veggies that we were able to grow! We were able to also talk about how if we don’t weed the garden it will kill the plants and how our lives are the same way, needing to be weeded :-)

  195. crunchyblue says

    Outdoor/hands-on nature study has been difficult at our house unless a class at our local Audubon is involved. Then my daughter’s quite happy to spend time outside moving around, exploring, and getting dirty. I picked up two resources that I hope will help as the classes are no longer being offered: The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms by Clare Walker Leslie, and Natural Science Through the Seasons by James A. Partridge.

  196. Kimberly Schoonover says

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! We like to do hands-on nature learning such as gardening, nature hikes, nature centers, aquariums, rock collecting, butterfly gardens, ant farms, raising animals, etc. We would love to try your notebooking pages to guide our learning.

    Thank you, again!

  197. Deborah H. says

    I am brand spanking new to Home Schooling and I am sifting through the enormous amount of options available to me. I’m glad I came across this site. I would love to get my daughter started with something that she enjoys an I think the Nature Study would be perfect. Thank you for this!

  198. Chellie says

    We are still learning on this homeschooling journey. I do think that nature study is very important, but about the only thing I have actually “assigned” my children has been to go outside, and find something they could see to draw, then they had to write/narrate a story to go along with their picture. This lead to several questions about the different plants they had seen starting to sprout that they hadn’t seen before (we recently moved WAY out into the country, and they hadn’t seen certain wildflowers and trees up close before). So we took pictures and started looking things up online and at the library. Kinda morphed into a whole unit study for us :)

  199. Jones Tony says

    (Sharon) – not sure why this says my husband’s name but it explains a lot, I thought the submit button above was the place to post the comment so – I hope this is clear who this is: Anyway -that was awkward, We haven’t done a lot of nature journeling recently but I would like to do more and these notebook pages are very nice. I like the compstock book and the nature study blog that I have found and hope to incorporate more nature journaling in the future.

  200. Shayla Rock says

    We live on a farm so we are always doing nature studies outdoors. Would love to have a little more “backbone” in some of these studies! Love living on a farm, but makes it harder to purchase “extras” like these. Have used most of the free things on your website in the past! Thank You!

  201. lisa wintle says

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    My best nature journaling tip is to step back and let the kids do their own thing….don’t have preconceived ideas about what you want the end result to look like!

  202. Susan Walsek says

    Our best nature studies are collecting things and having them in a small aquarium to observe then release back to the wild. DD is 4 so this summer will be really fun!

  203. Tammera says

    We do a lot of our nature study in places other than our yard, often traveling to various National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. To make journaling/notebooking more portable, we created a binder with tabs for each category we’re studying each season and then put in all of our templates at once so we have them in one place, ready to fill out. We also picked up a pen-on-a-lanyard and have that looped around the inside of the binder, ensuring that we always have a writing instrument available at a moment’s notice.

  204. amama says

    We have a small marsh by our house where cattails grow, and we go look at them and sketch them three different times of the year. This can be done with other things in nature too, to give students a picture of how things change over the seasons. Thanks for the great pages on this website!

  205. Tammy Jones says

    I haven’t done much with wildlife yet, but I really need to now that it is starting to get nice out.

  206. Michelle Tice says

    I am excited to use this Nature Study freebie to get into Nature walks with my kids. It is not really something we have been successful with in the past, but I really think these will help. And with spring here, what better time?? Thank you for the opportunity!!

  207. Debbie Mitchell says

    Plan to use my Nature Study notebooking pages this summer with my kiddos. They thought I was crazy for asking them to do “school” work during the summer – but when we do things like this they all love it.

  208. Amanda says

    One of the best nature resources we have is the Natural Inquirer. We were pointed to their website by a friend and were able to order over a dozen different magazines to use for educational purposes! They are produced by the United States Dept. of Agriculture and the Forest Service. We are just now moving away from lapbooking and into notebooking, so I would love to have more resources available to enhance what we’re doing.

  209. Anna says

    Your Nature notebooking pages look very exciting and inspiring. We spend a lot of times outdoors and exploring freely in nature but I do feel it would be good to record our findings in a more formalized way – a great find that I believe will add a great deal to our adventures. Thank You for creating and sharing these.

  210. Jennifer GoodGood says

    We love to take walks in the woods. My kids take pictures of animals and plants that interest them. They would love to use these notebook pages to document their discoveries!

  211. Cheri Holbrook says

    Right now our nature study consists of walking over to the bayou near our house or hiking local trails and making observations about what we see. I would love the oportunity for all of us to learn more.

  212. Christy says

    We are in the process of planting our yearly vegetable & herb garden (incorporate new plants to study every year) & have just started a worm compost bin. We love to make special bird treats to attract new birds to study, plant sunflowers to attract bees (Great Sunflower Project), & utilize the National Audubon Society Field Guides for identification when we are camping/hiking in new territory. I am trying to work in 2 new resources, “The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook” & “Field Trips: Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Bird Watching, & Shore Walking” for some new ideas. These notebook pages would be a blessing!

  213. Cassandra says

    For my son’s 10th birthday we had been planning a huge Carnival-style party. About 6 weeks before the event, he came to us with a plan and requested a mini homestead! He just loves animals and nature so very much and wanted to have a little bit of country in his own backyard. So we quickly went to work on some vege gardens and bought 6 baby chicks. We now have delicous veges for ourselves and the chickens (now 8 weeks), plus a great chicken house. My son was involved in everything from the design to the building and is the primary carer of his chicks. It’s been such an enriching experience for all us and I’m so thankful for a child who loves the Creator’s land.

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We just started using Notebooking Pages this year and it has added so much ease to our history lessons. No longer do I have to wonder what they are learning – they are showing me. They are proud of their pages and love looking back which works as a great way to review!!