An example of a simple leaf (ovate shape/smooth margin) and a compound leaf (with opposite arrangement, eliptical shape/serrate margins).
An example of a leaf that is whorled.
Look at those root hairs!
Tap roots and fibrous roots
Geotropism and Geophytes
Anatomy of a Root Tip
Phototropism in action!
Phototropism? We found this on a hike in the mountains.
"There's nothing like the feeling of being in a tree." Lesson 9
Trees are home to many small animals.
Anatomy of a Twig
What a beautiful place to hike in God's creation.
See more of our hike on our First Day of August.
An example of needle-like leaves.
An example of awl-like leaves.
Well, we snuck in Lesson 11 tonight on Seedless Vascular Plants (a week ago now), which means after a nature walk to find some ferns that I remember seeing last summer for the lesson project, we have just two lessons left to finish Botany. I'm ready to finish up and take a break for the rest of August to get my house in order and ready for school September 1st. Still a month left of summer and lots of summer nights to read Pocketful of Pinecones, which we are all enjoying for nature study inspiration.