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The Best Nature Study Resources


For the month of June I am sharing a variety of the best nature books and resources over on Instagram.

Because Instagram doesn’t allow links in posts I am also going to keep a running list of the resources I share here.

If you have some great nature resources to share I would love for you to join in throughout the month over on Instagram, just use the hashtag: #homeschoolingwithnature and tag me (@intentionalhomeschooling) so I can see and share your posts!

You can also go ahead and pin this post so you can come back and access it at a later date.


A List of the Best Resources for Nature Study


To see the resources first follow along on Instagram and then check back here throughout the month as I update the list!

Also, here’s a not-so-secret: I will be hosting a giveaway for some of the resources I share later this month on Instagram, so pay attention!!!




Dianna Aston nature picture books: A Seed is SleepyA Rock is LivelyAn Egg is QuietA Nest is NoisyA Beetle is ShyA Butterfly is Patient

Nature Study Resources - Nature Books - A Butterfly is Patient


The Burgess Bird Book (AmazonLibrivox)

Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola (I’ve also heard good things about the sequel, Lessons at Blackberry Inn but haven’t been able to get my hands on a copy.

The Best Nature Resources - Great for Nature Study - Pocketful of Pinecones


Nature Anatomy – we like to use this book for it’s information and as a reference when drawing. My only complaint is that it’s not longer! Calli over at Sparrows and Lily’s has created a year long nature study schedule using this book as a spine that I am considering following for this upcoming school year.

Great Nature Study Resources - Nature Anatomy


The Handbook of Nature Study – I’ll admit at first I didn’t know how to use this book and got instantly overwhelmed but I feel like reading Pocketful of Pinecones made me excited and more comfortable with using this book. You can also check out this post on how to use the book.

Watercolor With Me – In the Forest – this book is such a great resource for learning to watercolor forest animals and items! There are 50 items that include step-by-step instructions.

Great Nature Study Resources - Learning to Watercolor


The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady & The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady – these are both nature journals by Edith Holden that she kept in 1905 and 1906 and are incredibly inspiring!

Great Nature Study Resources - Nature Journal - The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady


More coming soon!




Sibley Backyard Birding Flashcards

Great Nature Study Resources - Backyard Birding Flashcards


Nature Journal & Adventure Log by Twig & Moth (we got these in previous Intentional Bundle sales)

Great Nature Study Resources - Our Nature Journals and Adventure Log


Exploring Nature With Children – A year-long nature curriculum with four weekly themes for each month of the year and each theme includes a book list, a nature walk activity, corresponding pages in the Handbook of Nature Study, a poem, a piece of art AND extension activities.

Great Nature Study Resources - Exploring Nature with Children


If you are going for nature walks or hikes and good backpack is a must! I like to keep my backpack filled with our normal nature walk supplies which mostly includes: local field guides, a magnifying glass (and binoculars if we had them!) and my nature journal and supplies (the kids usually do theirs when we get home). Other supplies including more books, snacks, water, etc, get added depending on where we are going/how long we’re going for.

Great Nature Study Resources - Nature Bag

More coming soon!



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