TFN Juniors Summer Pollination Adventures

Hello Junior Naturalists!

Thanks to everyone who has been nature-watching this past week–even despite the extreme heat and thanks for sending in your pictures.

Our challenge for this week was to study flowers and try to discover their pollination strategy–how do they trick the insects, or the wind, into carrying and depositing their pollen? Please watch the slideshow and learn some intriguing facts about the pollination strategies of  Viper’s Bugloss, Creeping Bellflower and Milkweed.

Nail some ‘pollination’ vocabulary by doing the crossword puzzle Vanessa created for us!

After you have printed and completed the Crossword puzzle, take a picture of your completed puzzle and email it back to us.

Have a look at the ‘Exploring by the Seat of your Pants’ pollination video.

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.