Nature Journaling #88: More Than Fruits & Veggies

Nature journals are a fun way to pass the time. To many Great Parks nature interpreters, they are a tool that fosters meaningful connections with the natural world.

Want to create a nature journal with your child? Grab some paper and a pencil, step out the front door and use the prompt below. We’ll publish a new prompt daily, so be sure to check back here for more!

Today’s Prompt: More Than Fruits & Veggies

It is National Pollinators Week! Check back each day for different prompts with a pollinator twist.

Besides fruits and vegetables, other products we use come from plants that depend on pollinators. Can you think of any? (Hint: spices, fibers that make up cloth, medicines and beverages are a few.)

Can you think of one non-fruit or non-veggie item you use every day that depends on the plants that rely on pollinators? What do you like about it?

A Few Tips for Success:

  • Work with your child’s attention span. If they aren’t enjoying an activity, allow them to choose a new one. If they are highly focused, give them plenty of time to continue the observations.
  • Allow creativity. Children often have interests that go beyond the questions we pose. Create a safe environment so they can create and explore on their terms.
  • Journal along with your child. You never know what you may discover and it’s a great way to spend some quality time together.
  • Try activities at different times of day. Observations may change with time and temperature.

Want to try your hand at different nature journaling topics? Click here for more prompts.

Amy Roell
Director of Education & Events