I've taken some pictures of your favourite trees and how they are developing.
Can you work out which ones they are?
There's Horse Chestnut (the beloved conker tree), Grandmother oak and some blossom.
What buds and blossoms can you spot in your gardens and on your walks!?
Can you identify them!
When my husband was triaing to be a Tree Surgeon, he had to have an exam where he identified ALL the trees, only from their buds! So tricky. Ash are easy to identify from buds because the tiny emerging buds are black.
It is incredible watching buds emerge, I think they're amazing.
You can trace and track the journey of emerging buds and blossoms.
Write, sing, draw about it in story, poem or fact format.
It's fun pressing blossom flowers too.
You can make pictures with the blossom flowers on the ground, or make it snow by standing underneath and gently shaking a branch :-)
I saw a fun idea of colelcting flowers in a bowl of water, then recording with slow motion the act of throwing the flowers and water out of the bowl! The effect was amazing! Maybe we should all give it a try :-)
Let me know in the comments how your garden is growing and please do share any work.