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Mariton: Trees and Shrubs

August 4, 2014

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager.  Photos by Carole Mebus.

Friday at Nature Camp we concluded our series on plants with the trees and shrubs.  We talked about compound leaves and simple leaves.

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We talked about bark.

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Here the kids point at Tuliptrees (Liriodendron tulipifera) in the forest after learning how to identify the whole tree, not just the leaves.

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While walking we chanced upon this Downy Woodpecker working on a Common Mullein stalk (Verbascum thapsus).  This is a plant that the children learned earlier in the week, so it was neat for them to watch wildlife utilizing the plant.

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It was a great week in camp, and the children had fun and learned a few things also.

 

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