Friday, April 26, 2013

Library Learning Patch Nature Club--All About Trees

This week our nature club class was all about trees. Our book was My Favorite Tree.  The book not only features many trees, but also tells about their traits, wild companions, and uses.

The children were treated to a very informative presentation by Master Naturalist Dennis Wilson.  He is a staff specialist at Oklahoma State Agricultural Experimental Station in Oklahoma.  Mr. Wilson brought many specimens of both needles from conifers and branches from deciduous trees.

Explaining how pine trees grow

See the little flower?

The children were fascinated by a little inch worm that hitched a ride on one of the branches.

Now, an update to the garden!. Just look at our progress:

Cucumbers are blooming

Lettuce ready for another harvest

Almost ready to climb the teepee

Healthy sunflowers

Stay tuned for more fun next week!


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