|We love our OHC with Barb!|
With an abundance of bare branches and twigs piercing the winter skies, it seems like the obvious thing to do is to take a closer look at them. Of course it took Barb’s Twig Challenge to draw my attention to it ;o) – sometimes it is hard to see what is right before your eyes, so I am always so grateful to Barb and her wonderful nature challenges!
Doing a bit of research before the lesson, I thought I would pop onto the Nature Detectives website and see if they had any free ‘twiggy’ downloads. They did! Quite a few actually.
|Visit Nature Detectives for some great twiggy downloads|
I found this great twig identification sheet which I thought was just perfect to take along with us on our walk to help us identify some of our finds.
Next I created a notebooking page for us to use – feel free to download it…
Armed with our nature collection bags, and some twiggy vocabulary (short discussion prior to setting off) – we headed out into the great outdoors.
We collected twig samples from many different trees while enjoying the crisp freshness of the morning.
We noticed that some twigs were already unfolding little green leaves – a clear sign of the mild winter we have had so far!
As usual, we found many other interesting finds…
|This tree was covered in moss|
On closer inspection, we found this very interesting fungi again – could it be bracket fungi? I don’t know, it’s always so hard to tell!
I just had to take this photo of our cottage! It looked so cosy nestled amongst the trees ;o)
Once home, we got straight to identifying our twigs and labelling them.
The girls really quite enjoyed this task. Then it was time to fill out our notebook pages, once again, I am amazed at the progress the girls have made in their sketching skills!
Happy trails ;o)