Barb at Handbook of Nature Study is hosting a Outdoor Hour Challenge. This looks like an easy and gentle way to incorporate nature study into your homeschool if it is something you're interested in and it ends up on the back burner (that would be me). I am very sporadic with nature study, so this looks wonderful!
Barb says, "Many of you have read the book Pocketful of Pinecones and you are dreaming about having nature study like she describes this story. You can have that sort of experience if you take it easy and leave yourself open to the little opportunities that come in your everyday life. Please remember that this book is a fictionalized story about what nature study can look like. Your experiences can be just as enriching and look totally different."
You can start the assignments whenever you want. It looks like you can start from the beginning and go at your own pace or join in on the current assignment. Assignment #2 was posted on 2/22/08. Click the Outdoor Hour image for details and the first assignment. Barb is also making the assignments available in PDF format.
I first read about this at Moving the Mountain. You can read about mamasmurf's first Outdoor Hour here.
My nature study day will probably be on Thursdays, so I will try to post our Outdoor Hour adventures on Thursdays or Fridays.