Hi! My name is Ms. McCullagh. I will continue to post nature related photos and videos on this great outlet - thank you, Earthwatch! I traveled with Earthwatch to Maryland to study Climate Change and Fragmented Forests at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Testing your Tree awareness and knowledge

What kinds of trees can I expect to find in Maryland?

1. Surf to http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/html/trees.html
Divide number of tree species for this search activity among the class - click on the button for each tree specie.

2. Use adjectives to describe how the tree and its branches, leaves, and seeds looks.

3. For my Florida students, surf to http://www.treeware.com/trees-fl.htm and make a list of the trees that are native to both Maryland and Florida.

For the students in other states, you can search for your state's native trees (google your state's name and native trees).

4. Were you surprised to find how many trees the states have in common?

Be sure to take a close look at the trees on campus and ones you will see when you travel home. How many of the trees native to Florida and Maryland can you recognize and identify?

Which tree species in particular would you me to photograph and post on this blog? Be sure to send my your comments and observations.

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