Saturday, February 26, 2011

Winter Wednesday: Trees–Silhouettes

Tree SilhouetteWe had a great time looking at tree silhouettes in our yard this past week.  There were many different shaped trees to look at!  We have maples, pines, pin oak, crab apple, tulip poplar, and more!


M5 picked a maple to study.  It has a wide, egg shaped silhouette.

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Below are a few tree silhouette pictures from our yard. I took them near dusk several weeks ago. 




Winter Trees by Carole Gerber: Book CoverThis book was a good resource

for our study:

Winter Trees by Carole Gerber



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Little Sister, M5, feeding the birds under a flowering crabapple tree.  The birds and deer love eating the berries in the winter.  When a new snow falls, this trees has a lot of deer tracks under it.


WWJoin us next week for our Winter Insects Nature Study.  Details here on Barb’s Blog – Handbook of Nature Study!



  1. This is a great post. I love your drawings and the book you mentioned looks fantastic. Thanks so much.

  2. Tree silhouettes are such a great way to learn more about your backyard trees...the journal really shows that your family could see the shapes. I love that there are so many resources out there to look at and learn more about our local trees.

    Thanks for sharing your link with the OHC. Looking forward to your insect study. :)

  3. you have great pics. I like the journal entries.


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