In late summer and autumn you can recognise trees by their fruits, nuts and seed cases
SUMMER / AUTUMN: In late summer and autumn you can recognise trees by their fruits, nuts and seed cases. Take the Woodland Trust's fruits and seeds ID sheet outdoors to see what you can discover. -Hunt through the hedgerows and underneath trees, as tree seeds, come in lots of shapes and sizes. Can you find berries, fruits, cones, nuts, and winged seeds (also known as helicopter seeds)? Why do you think trees need seeds? How they are spread (seed dispersal). Can you see seed dispersal in action? For example, a field maple seed spinning on the breeze. Why are fruits and seeds are important food for wildlife? Can you spot any birds nibbling berries or squirrels gathering nuts?
Activity type: Outdoor Ideas
Age: 4-5, 6-8, 9-11, ALL,
Duration: 30 mins