Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Nature Walk: Weed Seeds

I followed the "Green Hour Challenge" for a while several months ago, but without a blog, had no where to report back. Now the challenge has moved to Handbook of Nature Study, and I just found them! I'm so excited to join in, this time with a blog!

The challenge this week was to look at weeds and seeds. So we went looking for weed seeds. Here's what we found.

A dandelion in our very own yard!

Pigweed Velvet Leaf seed head -- isn't it neat?!
The kids were pretty thrilled to find that when we shook the pigweed velvet leaf seed head, seeds came out.

I don't know what this is, but the kids insisted that it was a seed, and we needed a picture of it. Do you know?


  1. Oh - so *that's* pigweed! We do have some of those in our yard. I think the seeds blow in from the park. It would not be surprising if I have baby pigweed growing then.

  2. Great seed nature study...fantastic photos.

    I am glad you are joining us and I look forward to seeing more entries.

    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  3. Okay, just found out that it's *not* a pigweed (even though that's what I've always called pigweed -- oh, common names). Anyway, this is Velvet Leaf (Abutilon theophrasti). Sorry!

  4. Thanks for sharing, it looks like you guys had fun.

  5. Great pics!! I'm glad your joining in on the Nature Studies, Barb does a Fantastic job!!! Be Blessed--Angie in GA

  6. Wow, that is a neat pic and how cool are the seeds. Great post.