Every year in Canada certain types of trees change colour and drop all of their leaves. It is lovely to look at and there is a old saying that catching a falling leaf will bring you good luck.
Do some searching in your local library for some books on trees and autumn. Here are a few that we found:
Or you may want to check out this online book: The First Book of Trees.
Draw a tree in your nature journal and label its parts. Here is an example from Knowing the Trees:
Find the answers to these questions and any others that you may have, and include them in your nature journal.
- Why do some trees lose their leaves in the fall?
- Why do the leaves change colour?
It is a fun idea to make friends with a tree near where you live and visit it often over the year to see how it changes. For some ideas on how to do a tree study, check this out: TreeStudy.