This resource was created by Abigail Schmid and Kate Reilly.
“Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods.” - William Wordsworth
Fall is a perfect time to get outside and we hope that our November articles will inspire your next open-air explorations and prompt your further investigations. This is a busy time for nature, and we will highlight just a few of the happenings that occur above our heads, on ground level, and even beneath our feet as the displays of color, beauty and activities contribute to the concert of autumnal abundance.
Seeds don't have legs... right? In this resource, explore how seeds move from their parent plant to different areas of the environment. Seeds might not be able to walk around as they please, but they are able to craftily disperse throughout an ecosystem - this limits competition and may even provide stronger survival rates for certain young plants to grow. Learn how seed dispersal can happen through animals, humans, and exploding seedpods! (That's right, "exploding".)