We started our day with a small discussion of vascular and non vascular plants and a couple little experiments (The two home school families we joined today meet every week to do science together). We put celery in water with food colouring to show the veins in the celery as the colour water travels up (I forgot to go back in and take a picture after our walk though).
Trailing Arbutus which I haven't seen since growing up in Nova Scotia as they are not Native to BC where I spent most of my adult years.
The Teaberries also known as Wintergreen were plentiful today and we snacked on quite a few. We didn't see any blooms so I assume these are all this years batch of berries. Teaberries can have red berries on them year round if nothing eats them.
|Columbine about to bloom|
Morel but it looked like it was a bit past it's prime. I do not know enough about mushrooms to trust this as being the real thing and not a poisonous look alike either. This was the first Morel I have ever seen if in fact it is real. I just like photographing mushrooms.
Then it was time to start heading home.
On the way back I found some broken Robin's egg shells.
I also found this leave which has this bubble like hollow pod attached to it. Thanks to google I managed to find THIS info on what it is. I have never seen anything like this before...have you?
|Aayla examines a weird sac on a dead oak leaf.|
We found some fallen birch trees which were perfect because I needed a tiny bit of birch bark for a project I need to complete this week.
We have been having so many lovely walks lately. I am thankful for such beautiful weather, wonderful company and budding friendships. The world is our classroom and we love learning in it everyday.