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Backyard Animals and Nature Coloring Books Free Coloring Pages

Updated on March 2, 2017
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I was born and raised in the a beautiful wilderness area with lush forests and enjoy living there presently.

Bear Cub In The Back Yard

BackYard Animals and Nature Coloring Books and Free Coloring Pages
BackYard Animals and Nature Coloring Books and Free Coloring Pages | Source

Nature Coloring Books for Kids and Adults

There are many animals that live in or visit backyards. Backyard Nature Coloring Books have coloring pages that are inspired by nature. My backyard and garden are a place for amazing animal friends, and trees for some to live in, with gardens and flowers, and the forest all around.

It is neat that we can create our own decorative pictures from nature's awesome scenes. The back yard coloring books have beautiful mammals, baby birds in the nest, deer, chipmunks, squirrels, bunnies and many favorite trees and flowers in full bloom in gardens. There are detailed line drawings in these coloring pages of animals and nature!

I have featured the best nature coloring books for children, that are some of the top rated activity books for adults and seniors. Color therapy is a relaxing way to pass some time with my elderly mother doing something creative.

It is always so much fun to color with children who are learning about the animals and nature that are around us. Kids are fun to color with because they do not need to color within the lines with their crayons or colored pencils. Children can be so creative with color while they work off some stress and begin to relax while doing a fun activity.

Enjoy the photos of some of the wild animals that visit the back year.


Beautiful Pictures of Nature and Animals, Photos

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Bird Nest Coloring PagesBaby Robins Are Colorful At Four Days Old Ground Squirrel Chipmunk in the backyard tree.
Bird Nest Coloring Pages
Bird Nest Coloring Pages
Baby Robins Are Colorful At Four Days Old
Baby Robins Are Colorful At Four Days Old | Source
Ground Squirrel
Ground Squirrel
Chipmunk in the backyard tree.
Chipmunk in the backyard tree.

Backyard Nature and Animals Activity Book

Backyard Nature Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
Backyard Nature Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)

This nature book has detailed line drawings of birds and animals in nature right in the backyard scenes. Coloring pictures of nature gives me the feeling of being outdoors. But, don't just take my word for it, read the reviews on Amazon. It has a 4 1/2 Star Rating!

One of my favorite places to be is in the yard, its four acres and is like being in a small park out in the middle of the wilderness. We have birds and wild animals coming to visit often and to eat. I spend a lot of time enjoying animals and nature in the backyard sitting on the porch or by the fire pit.

Coloring spring, summer and fall animals and nature coloring pages in the cold winter months is a great indoor activity for children to imagine being outdoors.

 

Woodpecker Free Coloring Pages

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Yellowhammer Woodpecker Woodpecker Coloring Page
Yellowhammer Woodpecker
Yellowhammer Woodpecker
Woodpecker Coloring Page
Woodpecker Coloring Page

Photos of A Female Downy Woodpecker

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Woodpecker Coloring PageFemale Downy Woodpecker On A Tree Looking For Bugs To Eat
Woodpecker Coloring Page
Woodpecker Coloring Page
Female Downy Woodpecker On A Tree Looking For Bugs To Eat
Female Downy Woodpecker On A Tree Looking For Bugs To Eat | Source
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I Loved Discovering Nature In the Backyard As A Child

When I was growing up, a walk in the woods was just a step away from our backyard, so there was plenty of wildlife to discover and enjoy and we never knew what would be coming through our yard next. Maybe that is why I love the Backyard Nature Coloring Book so much. It reminds me of creatures I truly love.

Since I returned home to care for my Mom, I have been rediscovering what a joy it is to be able to be in the yard with the visiting critters of the forest.

Seagull Coloring Page

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Sego Lily and Seagull Lily Painting
Sego Lily and Seagull
Sego Lily and Seagull
Lily Painting
Lily Painting

In Full Bloom: A Close-Up Coloring Book

In Full Bloom: A Close-Up Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Books)
In Full Bloom: A Close-Up Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Books)

In Full Bloom: A Close-Up Coloring Book For Ages 8 and up! 32 coloring pages of flowers. Some of the most beautiful gifts that nature has given us are colorful flowers. I love flowers, they have a way of making me feel better when I see them blooming and displaying their varying colorful arrays.

Bright and muted colors and pastels seem to be the colors I like to use for coloring in line drawings of flowers. I prefer colored pencils over crayons.

I look forward to the first flowers in bloom every spring. All through the growing season there is an array of colors as different plants show off their colors.

Flowers are a beautiful subject for coloring artists to meditate on while coloring pages and blowing off some steam. The faster I color, the more stress I release from the day, and soon I realize that I am relaxed and the strokes I take have slowed down. You see, coloring really is therapy for me.

Creating is a fun activity for senior citizens, like my dear Mom, who has Alzheimer's disease.

 

Pictures of Whitetail Deer in the Backyard

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Whitetail Deer Photos The deer get a free meal of seeds and hay to snack on when they visit our backyard in the winter.
Whitetail Deer Photos
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The deer get a free meal of seeds and hay to snack on when they visit our backyard in the winter.
The deer get a free meal of seeds and hay to snack on when they visit our backyard in the winter.

I Love Coloring Deer Pages

The Whitetail Deer has a thick tail that is white on the underside, they use it as a flag to warn other deer when they sense danger. We had deer coming into the backyard all the time.

Did you know that the Whitetail is the largest deer in North America? Whitetails like to live in open bushy areas, in forests, and swamps. They like to browse about in nature as they eat twigs, herbs, grass, shrubs, acorns, and fungi. These beautiful animals will also eat plants in orchards, vegetable gardens, farm fields, and even the flowers in yards near peoples' yards.

Deer are creatures of habit and will return once they find a food source. They can actually do some damage to plants and trees on properties when finding food is tough pickings during snow covered months or like the easy picking of flower gardens and vegetable gardens as their buffet. Many people supply hay for deer to eat in winter.

Deer are animals of habit and will return once they find a food source in someone's backyard.

Woodland Wild Animals Stained Glass Coloring Book

Woodland Animals Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Nature Stained Glass Coloring Book)
Woodland Animals Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Nature Stained Glass Coloring Book)

The Woodland Wild Animals Stained Glass Coloring Book is for people ages 8 and up, and has 16 coloring stained glass coloring pages. These are truly fun to color and to display on or near a window where the light will shine through them. Kids love to have their finished art work displayed, it makes them feel good about themselves to have someone recognize their talent and efforts.

 

Doe and Two Fawns Coloring Pages

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Doe and Fawn Coloring Page
Doe and Fawn Coloring Page | Source

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A Walk In The Woods

A Walk in the Woods (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
A Walk in the Woods (Dover Nature Coloring Book)

This a coloring book with pages of wild animals around the USA, in their natural habitats. The cover picture is a good example of the quality of art coloring pages you will find throughout the book. It has captions for learning and is great for kids and adults coloring. The wildlife of North American is abundant in the wilderness regions. Take a walk in the woods and bring your coloring book and colored pencils, sit down and create some art in the beauty that surrounds you.

A Walk In The Woods wild animals coloring book is impressive with drawings of the animals and nature drawings. It has educational fun adventures in the forests with animals to color.

I often take a walk in the woods or work at clear the trails that have grown up with brush or to harvest mushrooms in the fall of the year. I LOVE being in the woods, I live in the wilderness of northern Minnesota. So! I have been clearing the woods around the edge of the yard so that I can see into the enchanted forests.

 

I Love Friendly Little Animals

Chipmunks are so cute, and they will warm up to humans like little critter friends sometimes do. They seem to be busy eating or gathering scraps of food to haul to their homes or storage areas all year. You can color pictures of these animals and nature in your own backyard.


Bald Eagle and Rose

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Royalty Free Bald Eagle and Rose Coloring Page: Photo Is MineBald Eagle Flying and Mountain Scene
Royalty Free Bald Eagle and Rose Coloring Page: Photo Is Mine
Royalty Free Bald Eagle and Rose Coloring Page: Photo Is Mine | Source
Bald Eagle Flying and Mountain Scene
Bald Eagle Flying and Mountain Scene

I Was Blessed by a Bald Eagle Twice with Camera Ready

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Adult eagle taking off into flight. Bald Eagle in tree in the back yard.
Adult eagle taking off into flight.
Adult eagle taking off into flight. | Source
Bald Eagle in tree in the back yard.
Bald Eagle in tree in the back yard. | Source

Free Coloring Pages

State Birds and Flowers Coloring Book is a great book for all ages, its educational and is a high-quality coloring book with identifying captions. Yes, birds are wild animals too. It is one of my favorite coloring books in my collection! It's a treasure!

I love the drawings in the coloring book with all the state birds and flowers, and the USA national bird, the Bald Eagle and flower, the Rose.

They are royalty free coloring pages and can be found on Friends Across America.

Best Owl Coloring Page

Owl Coloring Page
Owl Coloring Page | Source

Audubon's Birds of America

Audubon's Birds of America Coloring Book
Audubon's Birds of America Coloring Book

If you love coloring pages with scenes of nature with birds and flowers in bloom, this book will delight you as it has me. The Audubon's Birds of America coloring book is one of the BEST birds coloring books I have seen. The live drawings of birds in their natural habitats are educational for creative young artists to see they shapes and forms of the many different species of birds. The drawings are public domain so they can be use commercially for patterns.

 

Smokey Bear Coloring Page

Sign: Smokey Bear Coloring Page
Sign: Smokey Bear Coloring Page | Source

My Hero is Smokey Bear

I grew up in the country and learned a lot of tips about fire safety from watching Smokey Bear on television. I took a photo of a sign and made it into a Smokey Bear free coloring page.

To this day, I still hope that one day, Smokey Bear will come walking out of the woods and give me a bear huge for being careful to be watchful when burning anything and for putting fires out.

Black Bear

Black Bear Coloring Page Free Coloring Page
Black Bear Coloring Page Free Coloring Page | Source

Animal Games

I grew up in northern Minnesota and saw several bears in our back yard. One time my Mom was frying bacon for breakfast, and a bear came right up to the back door sniffing. My Dad was able to scare the bear away by yelling at it to get away.

It is smart to keep food and garbage safely put away, so that bears do not think they can get a free meal from you when they are hungry.

Squirrel Clip Art

Squirrel Clipart Coloring Page
Squirrel Clipart Coloring Page | Source

Chipmunk

Chipmunk Coloring Page
Chipmunk Coloring Page | Source

Awesome Coloring Books

  • Birds of Prey Stained Glass Coloring Book
  • National Parks Coloring Book
  • Beautiful Country Scenes To Paint or Color
  • Alaskan Wildlife Coloring Book
  • Amazing Animals Coloring Book
  • Exploring Ecosystems! An Environmentally Friendly Coloring Book
  • A Wilderness Coloring Book

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Cottontail Rabbit

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Bunny Rabbit Coloring Page Rabbit in tree stump to color
Bunny Rabbit Coloring Page
Bunny Rabbit Coloring Page
Rabbit in tree stump to color
Rabbit in tree stump to color

A Cottontail In Backyard

Cottontail Rabbit
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Cute Bunny Rabbits

I have always loved seeing bunny rabbits in the yard since I can remember. We use to have pet rabbits and they were so much fun, and very soft to pet.

The Cottontail Coloring Page below is from the Public Domain of free coloring pages to use.

Monarch Butterfly

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monarch coloring pageMonarch Butterfly Photobutterfly coloring page
monarch coloring page
monarch coloring page
Monarch Butterfly Photo
Monarch Butterfly Photo
butterfly coloring page
butterfly coloring page

Hawk Line Drawing

Flying Hawk Line Drawing To Color
Flying Hawk Line Drawing To Color | Source

On A Side Note

Color crayons, colored pencils and even paints are great tools to have when its a rainy day. We do not need a coloring book but all we do need is a plain sheet of paper to draw on and add some colors as we create something original and unique. That is what I did much of the time when I was a child because I liked drawing free hand.

When I got older I started using different paint mediums to color with, craypas, pastels and even charcoal. It is fun to experiment and learn to control colors, shading and shapes.

Are you a coloring artist?

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      Susie Lehto 4 months ago from Minnesota

      C E Clark, coloring is a fun and relaxing activity for all ages from seniors to toddlers. Say, I use to do free-hand paper cuttings of animals for my kids. I haven't done that for so long, I should see if I still have it. - Kudos!

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      Susie Lehto 4 months ago from Minnesota

      Sandy Mertens, its always good to see that you stopped by. Thank you once again for checking out the coloring books and free coloring pages.

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      C E Clark 4 months ago from North Texas

      Like Paula, I like to color too, and find it very relaxing. I also do papercutting, but neither as often as I'd like as time is short. The pictures here look great and would be fun for children too, to brighten a rainy dreary day.

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      Sandy Mertens 5 months ago from Frozen Tundra

      Been here before. Nice to revisit your coloring book article.

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      Susie Lehto 9 months ago from Minnesota

      Peggy those are great ideas for using coloring pages for gift wrap or on top of presents. I love that...thank you for your creative suggestions. Hohoho!

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      Peggy Woods 9 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Coming up to the holiday season ahead...people may wish to think of these coloring pages for gift giving. A child could actually color one and it would also make a beautiful wrapping for a gift as well...or decorating the top of a larger package. I love nature scenes such as this. Hope you are doing well!

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      Susie Lehto 11 months ago from Minnesota

      Hopefully, when the grandchildren visit again, we will have time to get some coloring done. I like to see how they are doing creatively. Thank you for coming by, Au fait. I am doing well, and hope you are too!

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      C E Clark 11 months ago from North Texas

      Even though there are only a few days left before school starts again, I thought I would revisit this great article and share it in hopes the children who "have nothing to do," will find this article entertaining and helpful in filling some of their time.

      I must confess that coloring is very therapeutic and I was very tempted to print out and try the butterfly picture posted in this article. One can get much more creative as an adult and still not stay in the lines!

      Hope all is well with you . . .

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      Susie Lehto 11 months ago from Minnesota

      Au fait, coloring is a great time passer for kids. I still love to color, especially with creative kids who don't have to stay within the lines.

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      Susie Lehto 11 months ago from Minnesota

      Audrey, Thank you for coming by. Its always nice to get a visit from you. - Kudos!

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      Audrey Hunt 12 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      I enjoy coloring books. I, like so many others, have used children's coloring books for years. How nice that adult coloring books are so popular. Thanks for this hub!

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      C E Clark 14 months ago from North Texas

      Back again to say that with school soon to be out for the summer, these coloring books would be a great way to keep the younger children occupied and happy. You have some wonderful photos and drawings.

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      Susie Lehto 15 months ago from Minnesota

      Hi Sandy. I am a animals and nature lover...but most of all I love humanity. People can enjoy to beauty of creation but its the Creator, I thank for it all. - Kudos!

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      Sandy Mertens 16 months ago from Frozen Tundra

      One of my favorite coloring books as an adult had wild animals with nature.

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      Susie Lehto 16 months ago from Minnesota

      Peggy, you are about me looking forward to spring. We still have cold temperatures and plenty of snow here, but its been a mild winter for a change. Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy the outdoors with the kind of nice weather you are having in Texas. - Muah!

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      Peggy Woods 17 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Susie,

      Hope you had a great holiday season with your family and friends. Perhaps some of them got coloring books and shiny new crayons as gifts? Sharing this once again as it is a fun activity and can also be so relaxing. You have provided some nice templates. Our winter is just about over. We have a week ahead predicted to be in the 70's for daily highs and 50's at night. I know you are probably looking forward to Spring.

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      Susie Lehto 19 months ago from Minnesota

      Peggy, I remember getting coloring books and crayons for Christmas gifts as a child. And, I sure have given my share of these activity books to my kiddos and now my grandchildren. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you! - Cheers!

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      Peggy Woods 19 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Susie,

      This is the perfect time of year to be sharing this hub of yours as many people are thinking of providing gifts to people at this time of year. Kids or adults who love to color would appreciate receiving these pages with perhaps some shiny new crayons or colored pencils. Merry Christmas to you! Enjoyed the photos you also provided in addition to those which could be colored.

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      Susie Lehto 24 months ago from Minnesota

      Paula, I think I could get addicted to anything creative and fun. I know I have done more than my share of coloring as an adult and as a child.

      Thank you for sharing , its good to see you. - Kudos!

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      LOL...Au fait....you "stay in the lines?" You're so funny. You crack me up!! LOL!

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