Nature Journaling the Changing Seasons

First Day of Fall is September 23rd!

Skip Through The Seasons

Whirl through the months of the year in this action packed seek-and-find book

Fall is coming to those in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of fall is September 23rd. Most people (children included) this summer is over when children go back to school either before or after Labor Day. The official day of Autumn is called the Autumnal Equinox. This is the day the Sun will beam down directly on the equator giving us just about equal amounts of day and night in most parts of the world.

Nature Journaling

For your nature journal, why not start recording the sun rise and sun set times now? That way you can test to see if the Autumnal Equinox is true in your part of the world.

Observing Outside Your Home

Look at the sky and at a specific point in your neighborhood. Write down the weather patterns as you see them.

Activity with Your Nature Journal

Go to your upstairs window, use trace paper and trace your landscape.
Draw or paste that landscape to your nature journal.
While you are checking the times of sunrise and sunset, observe your landscape.
Is the day clear, is smoke in the air, or fog, rain, or snow?
Each Day draw your landscape using the traced drawing to observe the subtle changes of the season.

You have a front row seat to see the seasons change!

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