Leafy Encounters

All the parts of nature are connected, especially the small things. Look closely and you’ll be surprised what lives here.
This exercise takes between 2-4 minutes.

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For children and adults alike, curiosity has been linked with psychological, emotional, social, and even health benefits.

Step 1: Find five different kinds of leaves in this natural area.  Select leaves from the highest you can reach through to lowest, including leaves on the ground.

Step 2: Gently turn each leaf over and look very closely for insects and anything else you might find.  Be careful not to break off any of the leaves.

Step 3.  What did you find?  Are they all the same or are they different?

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