I live in Canada. I have lived here for most of my life – first in the middle, then on one side, and now on the other. I have driven from one side of Canada to the other. It is a big country and because of that it is hard to feel intimately acquainted with it.

This is my attempt to fix that – getting to know it a bit at a time through things that I learn with my children.

We are spending some time this year just getting to know the nature all around us and keeping a nature journal. Visit the Nature Study tab to see what we have been up to.



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May Nature Walk

After a long winter it is fun to go on a walk to find all the things that are growing again. Of course, this time of year there are also lots of little pesky insects to deal with as well, but going out in the morning while it is still cool helps out a bit.

Here are some of the things we found on our nature walk.


Marsh marigold growing in a drainage ditch.


Gigantic dandelions growing on the side of the road.


Wild blueberry blossoms and moss growing on a rock.


Fiddleheads unfolding.


More fiddleheads.


Lots of green at the river.


Wild lily of the valley getting ready to bloom.


Wild hydrangea.

Nature Walk:

Take a walk in a park or wooded area and see what you can find blooming. Make a sketch of what you see in your journal.

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