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.

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.