I am also, finally, implementing use of my Notebooking Pages membership in conjunction with our Nature Study.
So, today for our Outdoor Hour Challenge, we went out to see what we would see. First thing on our walk, I was able to draw my son's attention to a shrub that has blossoms so big they already look ready to burst into spring! (This photo might be blurred -- the camera didn't seem able to figure out what I wanted it to focus on...)
I was looking for mistletoe but didn't spot any. I spied some squirrel nests, but my camera gave me an error message and said change the battery. I don't have a spare battery, so I thought I was sunk, and I missed photographing six beautiful cardinals (three "couples"), but then decided to try my camera again -- and it decided to continue working for the rest of our walk, go figure!
We continued following the creek, crossed a road and continued with the creek on the other side. Finally my son found some minnows!
And another tree had this cool white bark with big peeling pieces:
I also found, by the twiney branches, that I was standing under some bald wild grape vines.
Then on our way I noticed one last item of interest-- ...many of the trees have lost their leaves in a very unusual pattern -- the wind has blown the leaves off the tops of the trees, but lower on the trees (where there might be protection from houses or other trees), many of the trees still have some of their leaves still clinging.
Notebooking page. I was very pleased with his effort -- no complaining, just sat right down and wrote out what we had done! He really needs work on his capitalization and sentence structures, but we work on that at other times. I don't want to mark up his notebooking pages -- they are more a place where we will watch and enjoy as we can observe his improvements!