The Study of a Twig

The Study of a Twig

The Study of a Twig: Botany Nature Study My middle school son has been enjoying a fabulous study of botany.  Today’s topic was the twig of a deciduous tree: What is a twig? Where are twigs located on trees? What grows on twigs? How do twigs grow? We first learned about the terminal bud, which…

Great Spring Nature Finds

Here are some more very cool discoveries from a recent nature walk. Can you see inside the hole?  The picture below this one shows the mushrooms that were growing in the hole – and they were huge even if the picture doesn’t show that very well. We wondered who enjoys this cozy little burrow. Ants…

Spittle Bugs

If you take a walk anywhere on our farm these days, you see plants covered in what looks like spit.  It’s especially obvious on the stinging nettle and alfalfa plants. Caleb decided to investigate inside the spit on our recent nature walk and this is what he found. Crawling on another of the same plant…

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