These notebooking pages include space for recording taxonomy of the flower, its height and color, when it blooms, location, and extra space for facts.
Ways to use wildflower notebook pages:
You can use these wildflower notebooking pages in two main ways. Using them as a supplement to an in-depth study on flowers is very comprehensive. Handbook of Nature Studyby Anna Botsford Comstock is an excellent resource to guide you through complete nature studies. She has several chapters on wildflowers such as milkweed and violets which are include in these pages.
You can also choose to use them as a stand-alone tool and fill them in with the facts you get from your research. Regardless of whether you choose to use them in the field or in your classroom, they are designed to aid your child in recording his/her research. I highly recommend purchasing a field guide for wildflowers to help you with identification.
What if the flower family you need isn’t included? Use one of the 9 blank pages to record your findings.
Tips for identifying flowers:
As you observe wildflowers in the field, take notice of each part of the flower. Because there are so many species of wildflowers and the varieties are almost endless it’s sometimes difficult to be completely accurate when identifying them. I highly recommend taking a photograph when possible so that it can be referenced later. If that isn’t possible, jot down the following:
- Color and height
- Number of petals and type
- Location found
- Wildlife attracted; butterflies, birds, etc.
Read 5 Steps to a Successful Wildflower Study