Friday, June 19, 2009

Care to Leave?

:) Ok, so it's a bit of a stretch for a catchy title....

Today we studied about leaves in Botany - yes, summer is the time for catching up and continuing onward and upward.

We have 2, count'em, 2 trees in our yard. One in the front and one in the back. They are both very small, but at least they have a few leaves on them and bark for rubbings.

Here are the two leaves we took from the trees for identification - we think we're spot on, but we are open for correction if someone out there is a better botanist than we are :)

Care to take a stab at it and see if you get the same results?

Here they are and yes, sorry, the pics do say what we think they are (in case you wanted it to be a mystery until you had a chance to try to identify them yourself!)

By the by, after talking with my Dad earlier today, I looked at some pictures of a southern red oak and I don't believe this leaf is as "skinny" and so forth as the southern....anyway...when you have time, Dad, take a look at the pictures and then see what you think it might be, ok?

1 comment:

Lepidoptera said...

Take advantage of what you have got where you are and be thankful for those two trees. You could have none. :-)