Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Outdoor Hour Challenge ~ Winter Series ~ Cattails

We are finally getting back to our Nature Study! Barbara at The Handbook of Nature Study blog is helping us discover nature in winter. Following what we did in the fall, we will take a closer look at nature close to us in the winter, looking at cattails, our tree, the weather, and more.

We started today by checking out the cattails near the farmer's field. We were surprised to find that the cattails were still there. I thought maybe they wouldn't be, or at least not the top part of the plant.
Some plants were still dark, others very light. Most were intact, but some like the one below, were breaking apart.

We had walking along the edge of the farmer field and testing the snow..some parts were very strong and hard, other parts we could feel our feet sinking down.
The kids had a lot of fun cracking the ice that was in the vacant lot!


  1. Looks like a great day!!! I need to find some cattails for the kids to investigate too.

  2. Great job getting out in the cold winter weather to observe your cattails. Your photos really look cold! I was surprised that our cattails were still all intact as well.

    Thank you so much for your link and sharing your cattail study.

    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  3. I'm just going to have to find me some cat tails. You all are making me jealous! ;D


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