Monday, October 25, 2010

Tree Detectives

Our city has a couple of really nice parks.  One is right in the middle of town and offers playgrounds, ball parks and lots to do. My favorite park is a little further across town, but has lovely walking trails and lots of wildlife.   We headed over this morning to go on a hike and to learn more about tree identification.   The leaves are lovely and it was a great day for a hike.  We saw several deer and lots of squirrels.

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We were successfully able to identify oak,maple, hickory, cherry, ash, walnut, locust, persimmon, sumac, pine and cedar trees.

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We identified the leaves, nuts, cones and seed pods and examined the different types of bark.

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As an added bonus, we found lots of mosses and fungi to study as well.

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The last of the wildflowers, put to good use!

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