Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Wildflower Nature Walk

Brynne is doing a nature study from NaturExplorers called "Nature Study Through the Holidays: A Mini Book of Nature Studies for Easter" by Cindy West and Melissa Leach. This week's focus book was The Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs. One of the activities for this week was to go on a nature walk and find flowers in the same family as a lily, dissect them and compare them. We were also to to find wildflowers and measure them.

Because we didn't get a lily purchased, and didn't have any growing nearby, we opted out of dissecting and comparing. Instead we just went on a wildflower (aka weeds) hunt. Brynne rode her scooter and I took Crusoe on his leash.

When we saw a wildflower we would stop, take a photo and try to identify it with the Usborne Spotter's Guides Wild Flowers of North America.

We are not the best identifiers in the world, especially because we were looking at drawn pictures, but I think we got all of them pretty close, if not correct.

Here's what we found:

Creeping Lady's-sorrel

Flowering Spurge ?

Either Bloodroot or Anemone

Spotted coralroot or Western wallflower?

Western Dog Violet

Heck, I don't know ... Frostweed?
Please, feel free to correct me if you know what any of this is!!!

And then I took some pictures of the prettiest little flower on the hike. I know what she is ... just simply lovely.

1 comment:

  1. I will have to look into that unit study. I LOVE the Parable of the Lily.


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