On our way to visit Santa, we saw a hawk on the ground beside the road and turned around to get a closer look. It was HUGE! and was holding some kind of critter down with its feet.
We watched it for a minute and drove on to turn back around. When we came back, it flew up onto the telephone pole.
Its wing-span was amazing. What a treat to get to see such a magnificent bird up close. We thought it looked a lot like Buckbeak in Harry Potter!
Later on, the boys talked more about the hawk than about their visit to Santa.
All the details will be carefully documented in their nature journals, which are getting quite full. It’ll be time for fresh journals for the new year.
We have used everything from spiral bound sketchbooks, Moleskine notebooks, to homemade field journals for our nature documentation. The boys keep smaller sketchbooks in their field bags and have more complete journals for at-home documenting. They mainly use colored pencils and draw their findings, but we have begun including more photographs (since the boys have gotten their own cameras) which makes the pages bulky. We may construct our own journals this time and use loose leaf binders to house them.
DonnaYoung.org has some free printables of different types of pages for constructing your own notebooks. These would be nice to intersperse between several blank pages of cardstock.Share this: