Home School Life Journal

Home School Life Journal ........... painting by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Nature Study: Butterflies & Moths

If you keep your eyes open, you can find butterflies almost everywhere.
Even thoush sometimes they are hard to sketch, it is fun to try.
We filled in a notebook page on the similarities and differences between moths and butterflies.
Some of our nature journal pages.

Katie found a butterfly on the road on one of her biking expeditions.
"From making crude and often meaningless pencil strokes, which is the entertainment of the young child, to the outlining of a leaf or some other simple and interesting natural object, is a normal step full of interest for the child because it is still self-expression.”
She brought it home for us to draw in our nature journals.
-Anna Comstock, Handbook of Nature Study, pg. 17

And we have shared with you our investigation of an unusual looking caterpillar...
and how he turns into a not so unusul looking moth.
And in our nature walks, we often see moths and butterflies.
Sometimes we catch them in a net to look at them.





6 comments:

  1. We'll have to keep our eyes open - it doesn't seem like we've seen many butterflies this year.

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  2. The coolest caterpillars turn into the most boring moths I've noticed.

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  3. Great work!! We are big butterfly fans in this household! :-)

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  4. Fascinating that the green crazy looking moth turns into a drab moth....how disappointing. :)

    Thank you for sharing your study.

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  5. Your blog is so inspiring and bright, so I have awarded you a sunshine award. You can pick it up @ http://homeschoolblogger.com/joelle/?p=784687

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