Winter Challenge #2, click here to see other entries.
We were to pick a tree that we will follow and study throughout the year. We chose a Sweet Gum tree in our neighbor's yard. We can see it from our house. We measured the circumference at 26".
|Gracie-Girl measuring the "waist" of the tree.|
|Here is "our" sweet gum.|
I want to comment about this book, Discover Nature in Winter. I don't expect you to pay $43 for it at Amazon (it is out of print), but in December I was able to get it used for about $5 through them. My children and I have loved this book and already referred to it several times for tree, mammal, and snow info. It has tracks of different animals and many great little science experiments you can do. It is written to the adult, but I often read chunks to my kids and they like looking at the pencil drawings. So, if you can find it, I highly recommend it!
Remember to be keeping your January Bird List for Tweet and See. Come back on the last day of the month and use Mr. Linky so we can compare the birds in the different parts of the country we all live in. We already have seen more birds than in December, they seem to like the snow surprise down south.