My girls and I are working through Barb’s Autumn ~ 2011 ‘’More Nature Study with the OHC” e-book. It’s super cheap and packed FULL of FUN with your kids. The lessons are guided so there is no busy work for mom!
We went to my dad’s field behind his house to find the milkweed. You can see the big pods. We did not get to study them when the flowers were in bloom. We plan to plant some seeds this fall and hope to see them bloom in the spring!
These are what we call the milkweed beetles. Check out their babies!
This is the Monarch Butterfly caterpillar! The monarch lays just ONE egg on a milkweed leaf. The eggs hatches 4 days later and the caterpillar has the leaf to munch on and grow!
This is the inside of the milkweed pod. There are tons of seeds inside. As the pods dry in September and October, the seeds fall to the ground. In the spring, new plants emerge! This is the part of the study my girls and I are looking forward too!
These are the OHC Milkweed study worksheets! I taped real seeds to the paper. The fluffy part above the seeds are so silky soft. It helps the seeds travel in the wind for new plants to germinate! God’s design is so unbelievable!
Our resources for this week’s Nature Study:
- Barb’s - Outdoor Hour Challenge: Milkweed – details here
- Handbook of Nature Study
- Monarch and Milkweed – Frost