Thursday, August 21, 2014

Botany Intensive Day 2: Botanical Gardens in Anchorage

The second field trip was to the Alaska Botanical Garden.  We had experts Kelly and Peter who explained compost, seed dispersal, and tree habitat.  

Spruce Beetles with Larve

Finding insects in the dead tree.

Can you spot the spider?

What's that Mom?  I have no idea.  Not a lady bug.

Monks Hood.  I live life on the edge of the deadly plant.  So close!

Taking time to smell the flowers.

Fall?  Skip that one.

Love the interest in this photo.

Max's favorite flower.  "Mom they are so tiny.  It is like a lego microset."  (great simile)

Bug playground.

Composting and WORMS!