Fall Nature School, Lesson 5 – Patterns in Nature

Jeff Saslow and I teamed up again to create a video on patterns found in nature.  As you can see we made this video before “winter in October” began. But don’t let that slow you down, there is still plenty to see out in nature. Go out into a park and take a patterns nature hike with your parents or teachers. Draw or take photos of the patterns that you find. Put them in your nature notebook and share them with your class.


Patterns that I found recently in the park

Bark Beetle patterns on a decaying tree.

Frozen Red Oak leaves in the pond


You may want to download the student patterns sheet and take it with you on the hike.

Download student patterns sheet below.