With the fall season upon us, I thought is was appropriate to look at the broad class of trees referred to as DECIDUOUS.
Why? Because they are the highlight of every Autumn.
The word deciduous literally means "falling off at maturity" or "tending to fall off"(source). With trees, this usually coincides with the cooler weather in the fall. Although in the tropics it coincides with the dry season and is a means of conserving water.
Generally deciduous trees have broad leaves. Although Cypress trees are one example of conifers (trees that typically keep their leaves year round) that loose their leaves every fall. Notice their leaves are skinny and needle-like.
Exploring Trees in the Fall for more on why leaves change colors. Then come back in a couple weeks for a round up of my favorite fall leaves art projects.
|Our favorite fall activity is hiking. Cooler weather & beautiful colors|
|Can you spot the beaver?|
- Exploring Trees in the Fall
- Tree ID Game for Preschoolers (free printable)
- Y is for Yellow Delicious
- Exploring Trees in the Spring (free printable)
- Exploring Trees in the Winter
Here are more activities from fellow bloggers that explore different aspects of deciduous trees:
- Why to leaves change color from How Wee Learn
- Leaves and Seeds from KCEdventures
- Leaf Identification Cards from Wildflower Ramblings
What is your favorite aspect of Autumn?