Sunday, October 5, 2008

Autumn Nature Studies Part 3

This is the last of the fun ideas I got from the book "It's fall!" by Linda Glaser. I hope you've gotten to have some fun with an idea or are a few more;

  • Visit a pumpkin patch and choose a pumpkin
  • plant some large cloves of garlic outside. They'll come up in the spring and be ready for you to harvest late next summer.
  • Start a leaf compost pile. Pile leaves in a far corner of the yard. Let the pile sit and decay. If you turn it over, it will decay faster. In a year or two it will be all composted and ready to add to your garden.
  • Some fun things to plant in the summer for the fall harvest; gourds, pumpkins, sunflowers. Some flowers that bloom in the fall if planted in spring: asters, chrysanthemums, dahlias, black-eyed Susans, strawflowers, statice.
  • After dinner, go outside at night and watch the stars and moon appear.
  • Take photos of one tree all during fall and notice the changes.
  • Follow the migration of animals on Journey North on the Internet.
Happy Fall!

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