My great plan was to to get samplings of all the blossoms, bring them home, and then have him match the blossoms to pictures I had printed out of the internet to see what kind of trees they were. Well, I had a harder time finding pictures that I thought I would =) Maybe it would have helped if I actually knew what kind of trees they were! I guess I'm not much of a botanist. I'll have to give it more fore site and research time before we do it again next year. None the less, it was a great preschool activity and Trevor really enjoyed himself. We put all the blossoms in a cup of water and Trevor was excited to show Daddy what he had collected.
Here are our findings!
Ready for our nature walk!
Baby pine cone "blossoms"
Some "mumble under my breath" blossoms.
Oh I know this one!
Dandelions, Michigan's finest springtime flower =)
Is this an apple blossom? Whatever it is, it's beautiful.
A maple tree of some sort. It has those helicopter things on it, which I thought Trevor would enjoy, but it was too tall for us to reach up to.
One of these trees.....
Trevor holding a branch with blossoms that he cut off from own of those trees over there...
And lastly, some of these pretty tree blossoms.
I was amazed at how many different kinds of trees are around out condo complex! I guess I had never taken the time to notice before. Now if only I knew what kind of trees they were.....