Tag Archives: field guides

project 7 | recycled insect observatory

If you buy salad greens in containers instead of bags, don’t toss them all. They make wonderful bug houses. They’re not breakable, they’re easy to poke holes in, and they’ll stand up like a frame for easier bug watching. We fashioned a small door from a blank yard sale tag and some transparent tape to make for easier feeding. To learn more about keeping critters, grab a copy of this book:

Pets In A Jar

Also, Amy has a wonderful post over at Simple Kids today on collecting and storing other nature ojects, indoors and out. Check it out!


list 5 | nature study

InsectIdentification.org   – This is such a great resource…full color photographs and an easily searchable database based on location, appearance, etc. (includes spiders too)

101 Nature-Oriented Things To Do This Fall {via BackyardNature.net} – a lively list of ideas.

Make a Nature Table {via The Magnifying Glass} – I love the use of wall space here as well.