Nature studies are something I have wanted to implement in our summer days, and we had a wonderful opportunity today. In southern Tulsa county is the Ray Harrel Nature Center and hiking trails. Miles of fairly easy trails and beautifully landscaped gardens. My daughter and I took our sketchbooks and spent a few hours sketching some of the animals in the nature center and some of the plants outside. It was a good start to our nature journals. Afterwards I was able to read some of Ann Comstock’s Nature Study book out loud about the raccoon to complement our learning. The book I read from is still in print and is a wealth of knowledge.