November 9, 2011

Students in Mr. Klein's ecology class finished up their plant collections this week.  They were to collect, press, and identify the 30 plants.  These were to be wild plants, and not cultivated ones.  Students stated they had fun and had no idea that variety of life is in their own backyards.  During Parent-Teacher conferences parents told Mr. Klein that their student would go on walks with them and would constantly be identifying plants.  Plant identification is important for determining populations of plants in specifica areas.  This information can be used to judge the health of an ecosystem.

Above student Lacy Kast is hard at work looking up her plants.  "This one smells like a skunk!" she exclaimed. She later found out that it was catnip.