Friday, July 3, 2015

Backyard, Beetles, and a Book - Summer Science


A new yard to explore...


...and a new ladybug to identify (we're thinking Anatis lecontei - a Rocky Mountain native).  What could be better than that?


Maybe a great backyard science book, chock-full of interesting facts, colorful illustrations, hands-on projects, and suggestions for exploring even the tiniest of yards?  Thanks to Donald Silver's One Small Square series...



...we have that, too.  I almost passed the thin little picture book up, thinking it might be too young for my children (ages 9 and up).  I'm so glad I didn't, because it's just perfect for us, and so full of information - we'll be paging through it all summer, I'm sure. 

8 comments:

Dawn Rebekah said...

Your yard looks cute. Is that a tiny bridge in the front yard. We enjoyed that book too.
blessings, Dawn

Phyllis said...

Love your yard! We have the whole series and love it!

Angelic Scalliwags said...

We were meant to be doing a one year garden nature study and that book was one of our favourites, but alas, I have not been very diligent with nature this year....maybe next year?
I'm so pleased you are back. I hope the move hasn't been too stressful and you are settling in nicely.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Dawn - Yes, it is a tiny bridge. The yard has been pretty neglected, but it has some fun little features that we hope to be able to build on.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Claire - We're exhausted, but happy to be settling in.

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

I am happy to see your family in your new house. I am sure this backyard will be much more "settled in" in a month or so!

Ticia said...

That books looks so fun. I have a hard time deciding if books are too young for my kids now, or if they're still relevant. So hard....

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

What an awesome swingset! We had a smaller one by that company when we lived in Massachusetts and loved it.