In our Mundy Wildflower Garden, students discover our amazing native wildflowers as they learn about the botany and ecology of flowering plants. Looking closely with hand-lens, students examine the flower structures, watch for pollinators, as they think about why some flowers smell good and others bad and why many have colorful petals while others have no petals at all. We observe plants in different stages of their lifecycle surmising why many woodland wildflowers grow profusely in the spring, then disappear for most of the summer. Students depart with a sense of wonder for the many adaptations wildflowers possess as they gain an appreciation for plants and how to care for woodlands in our region.
Recommended grades: Kindergarten – 5th grade
Available season: April – June