Nature Journaling #90: Help Our Pollinators

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!

A monarch butterfly and a honey bee sit on purple coneflowers.
Photo by Jim Hudgins/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Midwest Region.

Today’s Prompt: Help Our Pollinators

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

Write about ways you can help pollinators. Not everyone can have a garden, but can you plant and take care of a container garden? Can you ask your parents to use safer chemicals around the home? Can you be kind to pollinators and not touch or squish them? Can you provide a home for them? Can you take the time to learn more about them?

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