Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics 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.


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

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

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

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

    Thank you for sharing your study.

  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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