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A Wildflower Adaptation Study
Five Senses in Spring
Gravity and Inertia Games
Kites and Paper Airplanes
March, A Lion Or A Lamb?
Measure Day Length
New Plants from Old
Peeking at Pines
Plant a Tree
Science Inquiry Skills
Signs of Spring
Simple Spring Flower Hunt
Sprout Garden in a Jar
The Spring Sky
Thunder and Lightning
Using Energy Wisely
What Students Can Do for the Environment
May is a great time to look at wildflowers. Any small woods will have at least some of the spring wildflowers in bloom. More kinds of woodland wildflowers bloom in spring than at any other time of the year. Why do you think this happens? When is there the most sun energy available to wildflowers growing in the woods?
Visit a woodland in your neighborhood or in a park. How many kinds of flowers can you find? Can you identify what kinds they are by looking them up in a fieldguide? Visit
for pictures of some of the common spring woodland wildflowers which can be found in the Northeastern United States.
Bloom Times for Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians
has pictures plus information about when different plants flower which you could compare to your own area.
Why do plants produce flowers? (Visit our
Why Plants Have Flowers
page for some ideas.) What do they become? What harm does it do to pick wildflowers? Try to find out interesting history and natural history about the plants you see.
New England Wildflower Society
has information about protecting wildflowers and growing them.
If you have a shady area in your yard or at school, you could grow woodland wildflowers. Never dig wildflowers up from the wild. Go to a nursery that sells native wildflowers that have been propagated, not collected from the wild. For some tips on growing wildflowers, visit the
portion of the
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