Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Autumn Nature Studies Part 2

Back with more fun ideas to help fill your fall with good activity!

  • Compare seed pods that you find. Notice the many different ways that seeds travel
  • Make a seed mosaic. Glue different seeds on a stiff paper or cardboard in a design or picture.
  • In early fall find a field of milkweed with monarch eggs or monarch caterpillars. Collect a few. Also collect plenty of milkweed leaves to fee them. Watch the caterpillars grow and form chrysalides. Once they emerge, set the monarch butterflies free on a warm, sunny day.
  • If you plan milkweed seeds in your yard, milkweed plants will grow in the spring. Then monarch butterflies may come and lay eggs on them!
  • Plant your favorite flowering bulbs in the yard. After winter they will grow and bloom. If you don't have a yard, put the bulbs in the refrigerator for six weeks. Then plant them inside in a pot. Keep them watered and they will bloom in your house.
Have fun! And Share what you do with us!

1 comment:

ohhollyf said...

We've planted morning glories along the fence, and there are dozens of grasshopers to study.