Outdoor Hour Challenge Autumn Teasel Study

 

“Let us study this plant in armor: First, its stem is tough, woody, hollow, with ridges extending its full length and each ridge armed with spines which are quite wide at the base and very sharp. It is impossible to take hold anywhere without begin pricked by either large or small spines.” – Anna Botsford Comstock

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I have a special liking for this fairly unlikable plant. It just seems so tough and determined to survive, yet it has delicate purple flowers that begin blossoming at the middle of the flower-head and then the flowers spread in both ways, up and down. The narrative in the lesson found in the Handbook of Nature Study will give you lots of ideas for learning more about this unique plant with the unique blooming pattern.

Use this link to the challenge in the archives:

Outdoor Hour Challenge – Autumn Teasel Study (from the Autumn Nature Study Continues ebook)

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Go on a teasel hunt this week or take a closer look at any wildflower or weed you find during your Outdoor Hour time. Can you find another plant that has prickles or spines or thorns?

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This challenge is found in the Autumn Nature Study Continues ebook found in the Ultimate and Journey level memberships here on the Handbook of Nature Study. You can print the notebooking pages and the coloring page included in the ebook to supplement your nature study this week.

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