Nature Notebook
Illustration by Michael Slack

The natural world is full of wonders. Look closer at the amazing world outside your door—and keep track of what you see—with your own Nature Notebook.

Featured Nature Notebook Page:

Print this page, add it to your Nature Notebook, and you’re ready to head outside and explore an interesting seasonal happening. Check back for a new page each month.

August 2018 (Firefly Friends)

Blank Nature Notebook Pages:

Want to choose your own topics? Use these pages as a blank slate for your own creative explorations.

Nature Notebook Tips for Teachers:

What are Nature Notebooks? How can I get started using them with my students? Use these tips to help your students closely observe the natural world and translate their observations into words and drawings.

 

Archived Guides
  • August 2018 Nature Notebook: Firefly Friends
  • June/July 2018 Nature Notebook: Animal Antics
  • May 2018 Nature Notebook: Busy Blossoms
  • April 2018 Nature Notebook: Dew Check It Out
  • March 2018 Nature Notebook: Finding Frogs
  • February 2018 Nature Notebook: Icicle Investigation
  • December/January 2018 Nature Notebook: Meet the Conifers
  • November 2017 Nature Notebook: The Alphabet Game
  • October 2017 Nature Notebook: In A Minute
  • September 2017 Nature Notebook: Animal Homes
  • August 2017 Nature Notebook: Webby Wonders
  • June-July 2017 Nature Notebook: Mess Around with Mud
  • May 2017 Nature Notebook: Insects in Action
  • April 2017 Nature Notebook: Colors of Spring
  • March 2017 Nature Notebook: Dead Trees Alive!
  • February 2017 Nature Notebook: Winter Treasure Hunt
  • December/January 2017 Nature Notebook: Dark Nights
  • November 2016 Nature Notebook: November Observations
  • October 2016 Nature Notebook: Seed Study
  • September 2016 Nature Notebook: Three Animals
  • August 2016 Nature Notebook: Backyard Photo Shoot
  • June/July 2016 Nature Notebook: My Little Camp
  • May 2016 Nature Notebook: Pollinator Hunt
  • April 2016 Nature Notebook: Nature from Another Point of View
  • March 2016 Nature Notebook: Tell a Tree by Its Bark
  • February 2016 Nature Notebook: Hearts of Nature
  • December/January 2016 Nature Notebook: Signs of Winter
  • November 2015 Nature Notebook: Mushroom Hunt
  • October 2015 Nature Notebook: Signs of Autumn
  • September 2015 Nature Notebook: Be a Rock Hound
  • August 2015 Nature Notebook: Firefly Friends
  • June/July 2015 Nature Notebook: Spy on Ants
  • May 2015 Nature Notebook: Signs of Summer
  • April 2015 Nature Notebook: Study a Snag
  • March 2015 Nature Notebook: Pigeon Study
  • February 2015 Nature Notebook: Tracks in Winter
  • December/January 2015 Nature Notebook: Spy on Squirrels
  • November 2014 Nature Notebook: Find the Feet!
  • October 2014 Nature Notebook: Leaf by Leaf
  • September 2014 Nature Notebook: The Alphabet Game
  • August 2014 Nature Notebook: Treasure Map
  • June/July 2014 Nature Notebook: Get into Insects
  • May 2014 Nature Notebook: Counting Caterpillars
  • April 2014 Nature Notebook: Animal Antics
  • March 2014 Nature Notebook: Mammal Safari
  • February 2014 Nature Notebook: Icicle Investigation
  • December/January 2014 Nature Notebook: If You Were as Tall as a Tree
  • November 2013 Nature Notebook: In a Minute
  • October 2013 Nature Notebook: Full-Moon Frolic
  • September 2013 Nature Notebook: Garden Survey
  • August 2013 Nature Notebook: Pond Study
  • June/July 2013 Nature Notebook: Animals in Water
  • May 2013 Nature Notebook: Eat Up!
  • April 2013 Nature Notebook: Dew Check it Out
  • March 2013 Nature Notebook: A Place through Time
  • February 2013 Nature Notebook: Weather-Watching
  • December/January 2013 Nature Notebook: Animals in Winter
  • November 2012 Nature Notebook: Animal Signs
  • October 2012 Nature Notebook: Seed Study
  • September 2012 Nature Notebook: Under a Rock
  • August 2012 Nature Notebook: Underwater View
  • June/July 2012 Nature Notebook: Making Camp
  • May 2012 Nature Notebook: Nest Quest
  • April 2012 Nature Notebook: Colors of Spring
  • March 2012 Nature Notebook: Recording Robins
  • February 2012 Nature Notebook: Winter Sculptures
  • December/January 2012 Nature Notebook: Tree Treats
  • November 2011 Nature Notebook: Study a Snag
  • October 2011 Nature Notebook: Webby Wonders
  • September 2011 Nature Notebook: Seashells by the Shore
  • August 2011 Nature Notebook: Animal Homes
  • June/July 2011 Nature Notebook: Busy Blossoms
  • May 2011 Nature Notebook: Springtime Birds
  • April 2011 Nature Notebook: Leaf It to Me
  • March 2011 Nature Notebook: By the Light of the Moon
  • February 2011 Nature Notebook: The Heart of Nature
  • December/January 2011 Nature Notebook: Meet the Conifers