We’ve all heard, coloring reduces stress. Studies have shown that after 20 minutes of coloring stress levels reduce, calmness takes over and even energy and creativity increase. Spending time in nature for only 10 minutes is said to reduce physical and mental stress. Mother Earth helps us to feel happier, relaxed, and peaceful.

Everyday brings a choice: To practice stress, or to practice peace. ~ Joan Borysenko

Now that we know how easy it is to manage our stress, why not combine them! I bought a common weeds coloring book at the Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay. I always thought it would be cool to learn about IDing plants by creating illustrations for people to color. So when I stumbled upon the Common Weeds Coloring Book, by Stefen Bernath, I was delighted!

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About the Coloring Book

The illustrations are so well done. The inside front and back covers include accurate colored illustrations of each plant within the book. This is super helpful if you don’t know what color to use for the flowers, leaves, and stems. Under each picture the plant name is listed in both its common and Latin names. It also includes a brief description of the plant and where to find it. Some pictures contain a little bit more information too. The Common weeds coloring book by Stefen Bernath, is a great tool to learn a little bit about identifying some common plants. One of the things I really like about the coloring book is it also includes some dangerous plants to be aware of.

43 Common Weeds

The book includes 43 weeds: Honeysuckle, ironweed, milkweed, yarrow, Shepherd’s Purse, Stinging Nettle, Pokeweed, Pigweed, Queen Anne’s Lace, Dandelion, Chicory, Mullein, Poison Hemlock, Soapwort, Burdock, Chickweed, Cocklebur, Yellow Rocket, Spanish needles, Red Sorrel, Lambs quarters, Tansy, Prickly Lettuce, Virginia Creeper, Goldenrod, Plantain, Poison Ivy, Wood sorrel, Toadflax, Sow Thistle, Oxeye Daisy, Dayflower, Purslane, Buttercup, Bindweed, Dock, Ground Ivy, Common Ragweed, Bull Thistle, Jimsonweed, St. John’s wort, Smartweed, and Wild Mustard.

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