It was a bit snowy and chilly this morning, but that did not hinder us from diving right into today's winter challenge.
We just got about a foot of snow, a big contrast from last week's snow-less outing. All bundled up it was challenging for the boys to walk across our field to the cattails. Fortunately it wasn't very far.
Even the baby was up for it,as long as she got to ride.
When we approach the area of our yard, the boys were surprised at how we could walk right into the usually wet and mucky brush.
Our cattails were still looking pretty good, as not many had burst open.
This one was fully opened. Much different looking from the others.
We noticed that the cattails were not in water, and that the stalks, leaves, and undergrowth all looked golden tan. We selected a few samples to bring inside for investigation and to complete our notebook pages.
T noticed that every time he picked up the cattail it would release its "fluffies." We took a closer look at each noticing the seeds. We learned how this plant uses the wind to distribute them.
Here are our final notebook pages. Our drawing is getting better and better!