Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday Explorers Club ~ spring flowers

Early spring is the perfect time to watch the season grow, from bud to bloom. So this week grab a hand-lens or magnifying glass to take a closer look at some buds and "fantastic" flowers growing around you. Some of the things to look at:
  • If you're looking at buds, do they grow by themselves or in groups?
  • Are the flower buds smooth? hairy? covered with scales?
  • On your plants and trees which comes first: flowers or leaves?
  • How many petals are in your flower?
  • Can you see the parts where pollen is?
  • Are there any insects visiting the flowers? 

Remember to draw sketches and jot down notes, including the date and weather.

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