Start a nature collection

    7. Start a nature collection

Do you like collecting things? Sticks, pinecones, rocks, seeds, leaves, shells do you have a favorite? Why not start a collection with the treasures you find playing outside or on nature walks?

Note:  In protected areas such as state and national parks, collecting is almost always forbidden. Be sure to find out the policies of the places you visit.

Internet links to help you manage and display a nature collection:

Collecting Shells

Building a Rock Collection


Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor

Ten Tiny Things by Meg McKinlay, Kyle Hughes-Odgers

If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian

My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington

Leaf & Tree Guide by Rona Beame

My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington

Tell Me, Tree:  All About Trees for Kids by Gail Gibbons

Yellow Time by Lauren Stringer

Cool Shells by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Seashells by Ann O. Squire

National Audubon Society First Field Guide:  Shells by Brian Cassie

A Rock is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston

Illustrated guidebooks are a great way to learn about the items you have collected. Why not check in at your local library to find out what books they have?