Monthly Trivia Answer

The answer is D, over 100!

The flowers in the picture are called Huisache (pronounced wee-sah-chee) daisies. They are a member of the composite family of flowers. This family includes daisies and sunflowers. Each of the yellow "flowers" is actually made up of dozens of smaller flowers. What we usually call the big yellow petals of these flowers are modified flowers called "ray flowers". They eye of the sunflower is made up of "disc flowers". So, when you are looking at one sunflower you are actually seeing dozens or hundreds of flowers. See the diagram below for further explanation.




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Craft of the Month

Flower Crafts!


Of course this month's craft is flowers! There are so many wonderful ideas out there that we just couldn't pick a favorite. If you follow this link you will find a plethora of ideas of how to get a child of any age interested in learning more about the beautiful flowers we have here in Texas. 

Looking for something fun to do outside? Below you'll find some helpful tips for Bird watching, a list of fun activities to do outside, and more!

Go Outside & Play

Animals

Look for animal tracks in the mud
Count the number of butterflies you see
Take a walk and try to identify the birds in your area
Go to the Duck Pond and practice your best duck call
Study the bark of a tree with a magnifying glass and see what might be living inside the tree
Go outside and sit quietly, listen for animal sounds
Flip over rocks and search for lizards
Practice Backyard Birding

Art

Make nature art with things you found in your backyard
Do Sibley Nature Center's Scavenger Hunt
Find five leaves that are different colors or shapes
Make a leaf print using rocks & paint
Plant a seed and watch it grow
Play in the dirt! Make mud pies!

Outdoors

Visit the Fiddle Sticks Farms
Learn how to use a compass
Explore a local park or the Sibley Nature Center
Take a bike ride on the Sibley Nature Center Trails
Make an outdoor resort for all your toys
Play I SPY using only clues that describe nature