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Nature Study in the Home, text version

Parent’s Review, volume 19, no. 10, October, 1908 NATURE STUDY IN THE HOME (Lecture delivered to the Bolton Branch of the P.N.E.U. by the Rev. A. Thornsley, M.A., F.L.S. Nature Study the Children’s Study. (Audio version is here) Nature study is par excellence the children’s study. Miss Mason, the founder of the Parents‘ National Educational […]

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Audio: Nature Study in the Home, a 1908 Parent’s Review Article

I’m reading aloud from a paper the Rev. Thornley presented at a branch meeting of a Parents’ National Education Union meeting in 1908. (text version is here) Apologies in advance for a few things- floundering, mispronunciations, some uneven audio levels. But it’s such a helpful article, IMO, that I didn’t want to put this off until  perfected my […]

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Oak Trees

  “The symbol of rugged strength since man first gazed upon its noble proportions, the oak, more than other trees has been entangled in human myth, legend, and imagination. It was regarded as the special tree of Zeus by the Greeks; while in primitive England the strange worship of the Druids centered on it. Virgil […]

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Nature Study, Identification through leaves, part II

Identification through leaves, part I is here.       Don’t just limit yourself to reading about it in books.  Take a few minutes to review the above images, and then take them out with you into the field, a park, the woods, a neighbor’s yard (with permission), and practice observing what you see and […]

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Nature Study, Plant identification through leaves

Click to enlarge (we’ve changed our server for images, and clicking to enlarge no longer works, larger, legible images offered at the bottom of the page): I think this is the most important point: The following brief summary of the terms necessary to an accurate description of a flowering plant, taken alone, means little to […]

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