Fancy becoming a leaf collector for day?
Head to a local park or outside nature space that has different types of trees. Investigate the shapes and colours of the trees, and the different types of leaves they have.
- What do the leaf shapes look like?
- What do they feel and smell like?
See how many different types of leaves you can find. You can do this in different places and draw a treemap. Which area has the most types of trees?
Bring a friend along for a tree id challenge and see who can collect the most, different types of tree leaves. You can even start a leaf collection system. Download leaf ID sheets from the Woodland Trust’s Nature Detectives website. Thanks to them for this activity.