Caleb (and Eli) and I have been so loving our study of botany! This post highlights one of our activities as we learned about gymnosperms, particularly conifers.
Gymnosperms are plants with “naked seeds” that aren’t housed inside a fruit. Conifers (cone-bearing plants) are an example of a gymnosperm.
During this lesson, we had collected various twigs and cones from trees at our local cemetery. We don’t have very many conifers at all on our farm, but the cemetery has several varieties. We tried to only to collect specimens that had already fallen off the trees or seems to be part of a dying branch.
If you’d like to find all sorts of detailed lesson ideas for studying conifers, check out the NaturExplorers study, Constant Conifers!