Monday, November 5, 2012
Discover Nature: Cattails
Cattails grow in wet marginal areas and in the fall are full of wispy seeds that fly about and stick to your clothes. This discovery is similar to the milk weed challenge and made a great big mess in our front yard.
Materials: Cattails (you can find these in ponds, marshes and often along roadsides)
Spend a few moments talking about where you can find cattails. Then pass out cattails and let them discover. Look at the parts carefully including the seeds, the stalks and the small little wisps that fly about. If you don't want cattails growing in the wet areas near your home, you may need to contain this activity.
I think these pictures speak for themselves. We loved the fun of cattails flying everywhere. Just look at all those seeds!