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Field Guides, are a terrific way to teach the grandchildren about the wonders of nature. Here are some of Ask Granny’s ideas.

One of the most exciting and interesting we grandparents play is one of opening doors to learning. All around us are the wonders of nature—birds, animals, trees and flowers. Children will respond to learning about the natural flora and fauna of their neighbourhoods and other places they visit if an adult introduces them to the information.

One of the best ways to introduce information on the natural world is through field guides. Boys, especially love the format of field guides with their abundance of information in a variety of charts, graphs, pictures and loads of information. Get one for your grandkids and then get out in nature this spring and identify plants or birds or trees. The grandkids will love it and so will you.

Nature Watch

This site offers a huge variety of field guides for children. Choose from Arctic wildlife, bugs, birds, butterflies, wildflowers, beetles and much more.

Acorn Naturalists

You’ll find everything here from field guides for constellations, rocks and minerals, trees, insects, birds and reptiles and amphibians.

Field Guides of Europe

Take a look through these field guide choices for Europe. You’ll find wildflowers of Britain, insects of Great Britain and Northern Europe, the birds of Europe and more.