- 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.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Autumn Nature Studies Part 2
Back with more fun ideas to help fill your fall with good activity!