Nature Study

Incorporating nature study into homeschooling for science, exercise, environmentalism, fun, and more.

Fairy Doors | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

For the last several years, Sola and I have maintained a fairy garden. During the last year, however, Sola and the neighborhood children have taken to relocating the fairy garden and its various accessories. They’ve taken great delight in setting up various fairy dwellings throughout the yard and played many wonderful games, using incredible amounts […]

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A Dandelion Clock | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Have you ever heard of a dandelion clock? Legend has it that the time is told by how many breaths it takes to blow all the seeds of a dandelion puff (so if takes three puffs to blow the seeds off, it means that it is three o’clock). You must be careful though, as fairies […]

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This Halloween fairy garden was our first official attempt at decorating Sola’s fairy garden for the holidays and we had a lot of fun with the project. A spider even built it’s web in the door of the fairy house, which added an extra touch of spookiness! We found all of the Halloween fairy garden […]

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Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I’s that time again! Magic Onions is hosting their annual Fairy Garden Contest. Our garden is the same fairy garden that we had last year, but with some modifications. One major change that we made was the plants. Of the plants that we started with last year, only the thrift and the thyme made it through the year. […]

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