Monday, April 5, 2010

Cub Scout Nature Walk

The cubscouts went on a nature walk this week.
To identify plants and trees.
And I got to tag along!

As the sun began to set,
they started to worry that they wouldn't find
the much anticipated sundew plant.

But at the very end of the walk,
they did!

"The carnivorous sundew plant, botanical name Drosera, has about 130 species. All of the species of the sundew plant are beautiful and many look like fireworks, but they are deadly to the insects that fly near to them. One thing that all carnivorous sundew plants have is the gel like substance at the tips of the tentacles that cover the leaves. This gel is a sticky substance that the insects that fly too near the plant get stuck on. The plant can then eat it. The many species of the sundew plant can be found all around the world, on every single continent. This is unusual for a plant because most carnivorous plants are found only in one or two regions of the world because of the different climates that they must live in. The plant is called sundew because of the gel like substance on the tentacles. The gel makes the plants look as if they have morning dew on them all day long, especially when it glistens in the sun."

1 comment:

Vonnie said...

How nice and you look lovely in camo. I can barely wait for my boys (2 year old grandson and another boy on the way) to get old enough to join scouting.