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Field Book of Western Wild Flowers

Posted in Elementary, High School, Middle School, Plants, Public Domain on February 20, 2015

In this little book a very large number of the commoner wild flowers growing in the United States, west of the Rocky Mountains, are pictured and described. It is the first attempt to supply a popular field book for the whole West. The field is vast, including within its limits all sorts of climate and Read More »

Two More First Books: Plants and Bugs

Posted in Lower Elementary, Middle School, Nature Studies, Plants, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on October 17, 2013

Fun picture books that would make perfect nature study texts! Fun color illustrations invade the pages of these “first book of” series. They can be loaded onto your e-reader or printed out for a notebook. Download First Book of Plants and First Book of Bugs from archive.org. These books were printed in the 1950′s but Read More »

Wildflowers of the Farm

Posted in Lower Elementary, Nature Studies, Plants, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 11, 2013

Almost all plants, including large trees, have flowers–they are flowering plants. Just a few plants have no flower; ferns have none, nor have the mosses and lichens which grow on walls and rocks and on the stems of trees. Fungi, too, such as the mushroom, have no flowers. Nearly all other plants have flowers. It Read More »

Flowers Shown To The Children

Posted in High School, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Nature Studies, Plants, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on March 7, 2013

Dear Children,—If you were old enough to go to the bookseller and ask for a book that would tell you about the flowers you see growing in the woods and fields in spring and summer-time, you would find there were already a great many books which had been written with that purpose. If you examined Read More »

Mushroom Culture

Posted in Nature Studies, Plants, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on October 16, 2012

This ebook is fairly short and would be fun for a unit study. Learn how mushrooms are cultured, grown, and harvested.  The book also details the various types of common mushrooms, as well as which ones are edible and how to cook them. There are great illustrations of the mushrooms as well as mushroom houses, Read More »

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