here is our autumn nature table
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Oh! Great Idea!
here is ours.
Wow, everyone's nature tables are so cute and tidy!
We just started this idea in our home, but for us its really it's just a place where we collect the "treasures" that we find when we're outside. It's just a jumble of fun stuff.
Is there some philosophy behind what should be in a nature table? (My DD is only 19 mo old, so we're really just dipping our toes into all of this, but a nature table seemed like a fun thing to do.) So far we just have a few pine cones, a few acorns, a piece of straw that she particularly liked, the cap from a very nice acorn that we used as a whistle, that sort of thing. There aren't any felted anythings on our table (which are super-cute, btw), and no candles at all. Are there some specific approaches to why those things are on your tables, or are they just there because they're fun and fit the theme?
Thanks for all the ideas!
It's been a whole two years since this thread was updated, but I think it's time!
With autumn settling in to the Northern Hemisphere once more, what do your nature tables look like?
Mine is making the transition from late summer to early autumn. I have sunflowers in a metal pitcher from Michaelmas, and black bearded wheat. Nestled in the gourds are my first few autumn leaf findings: ginko leaves whose edges are just tinged yellow, and green ash leaves that were the first to fall in my neighborhood. Looking on is my funny buri brush squirrel, who gets to experience all the seasons on my table.