Family Foraging Books

These books cover outdoor play and investigating nature with children, including sections on foraging.

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Let Your Kids Go Wild Outside : Creative Ways to Help Children Discover Nature and Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Fiona Bird

In an era when the iPad is often more appealing than the park, it can be difficult to encourage kids to get off the couch and go outside. In this inspirational book, with ideas for children of all ages, foraging expert Fiona Bird shows the value of playing outside and discovering nature for children and families alike. First Fiona teaches children about their environment, including conservation guidelines and tips on how to forecast the weather. Armed with this knowledge, the outside adventure goes Into the Woods, in Chapter 1, with outdoor crafts including making leaf art bunting, a dream catcher, and a woodland broom. In Chapter 2, Meadows, Hedgerows, and Hills, ideas include wild face paints, natural dyeing, and making potpourri. Onward to Chapter 3, Seashore, where children learn how to go beachcombing, identify different seaweeds, play beach hopscotch, and make a mollusk wind chime. In Chapter 4, Water and Wetlands, children learn to make their own charcoal and go on an animal track and poop hunt!For those who don't want to move far from home, there's plenty to do in My Wild Garden and Kitchen, Chapter 5, such as making a snail holiday village and attracting bugs, as well as developing hunting and gathering skills, with seasonal recipes made from natural ingredients. So let your kids go wild outside, and enjoy watching them learn and blossom.

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These excellent value, fold-out identification charts are produced by The Field Studies Council. They are waterproof and are great for parents, teachers and children to use outdoors. If you would like to buy any of the below books, click on the cover photo or order button and you will be taken to the publisher's website where you can see the current price and place your order.

 

Guide to foraging: top 25 edible plants – Field Studies Council

Foraging: what better way to enjoy the outdoors than to go and find your own food for free? This is an essential resource to take on a family walk or for Forest Schools. The guide covers the top 25 most common and tasty plants that can be found from just outside your front door. Beautiful colour illustrations by Lizzie Harper, as well as a detailed identification table, will give you confidence in identifying which species to eat.

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Fungi Name Trail: Identification Guide – Field Studies Council

Produced in association with the British Mycological Society, this key is to guide teachers, students and parents to help identify some of the fungi found in fields and woodland.

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Common Seaweeds

Common seaweeds – Field Studies Council

Seaweeds are usually easily recognisable. This 8-panel laminated fold-out chart will help with seaweed identification for 36 common species found on the shores around the British Isles.
 

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