Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Regional Field Guides

I went to the MSU Extension office this week and picked up a bunch of Michigan field guides. If you're going to be doing nature studies, it's good to supply the kids with regional field guides. As my friend and naturalist MacBeth says, "That's really your best bet. This way, what you see is most likely to be easy to find in the guide."
When you go for walks take a field guide or two with you. Then when the kids spot a really neat butterfly or bird or frog, you can identify it. It makes the nature walk all the more exciting and it'll remind the kids to open their eyes and observe what is around them.

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