I have had Anna Comstock's The Handbook of Nature Study for a couple of years and have just been so lost on exactly how to use this book. I recently started following this blog and have been inspired and education on picking this book up again and beginning a nature study.
We live in the city, but are fortunate enough to have a wildlife preserve called Martin Nature Park. This is an awesome park that is so perfect for a nature study, there are bird blinds to stand behind and watch the birds, there are various stands across the park to climb up in and watch nature below, they have a stream, and many, many nature trails.
We are going to try and make this a weekly outing at our house and use The Handbook of Nature Study to enhance and enrich our nature time. I am really excited.
If you have ever considered beginning a nature study you need to visit here. She has several posts on getting started. Look on her sidebar for getting started. She even has the Outdoor Hour once a week with an assignment. We will be starting this either this week or next.