Our spring tour in the County Farm Park was lead by Kelsey. She took us into the woods to learn about all the wonderful flowers blooming on the forest floor. We saw:
|We learned an important skill for walking in the woods:|
how to identify poison ivy.
|Jewelweed just starting to grow|
|What jewelweed will look|
like when mature
|Bloodroot dye on Kelsey's finger|
A natural progression in a discussion about flowers is to discuss pollinators, which Kelsey did. After looking at various animals that help the pollination process, the children pretended to be bees out collecting pollen to take back to the hive.
|Many types of bees|
|Waiting by the "hive" for a "bee" to return|
|"Bees "filling their sacks with "nectar" and returning to the "hive".|