Monday, November 23, 2009

Oak Tree Study

We started our Oak tree study by taking a look at our Oak tree in the front of the house.  What did we see?  Lots of acorns on it.  None have fallen off yet.  Our Texas weather is still in the 80's during the day.  I guess for some of you that would be summer but for us it is awesome weather compared to the 100 degree weather we had been getting.     

We don't have squirrels anywhere around our area so these acorns just fall to the ground.  
We also saw galls.  There were three right next to each other.  Then there was this......don't scream now.......

I know, I know, this is not part of the tree but it was making its web there.  I have no idea what kind of spider this is but its belly was huge.  It was ugly but at the same time amazing how it was spinning its web very quickly as sunset was coming on.  

We did more of an oral review on this tree.  Remembering what we have gone over on this study before.  I looked over the Handbook of Nature Study.  Also our trip last year to LBJ's home we remembered the big or should I say huge live oak trees.  
The private family cemetery on the property is also under some beautiful huge shady live oaks.   
I can't wait till our tree gets that big and shady.  I will have to wait at least 100 years though.  It was fun remembering this trip which was one that left an impression on us all. 


hsmomma said...

and you didn't squish it? ew! hehehe

School for Us said...

Love those huge oak trees! We'll have to make it over there sometime. And, love the spider, too. :-)

live4evermom said...

Oh come on know how I love bugs even the ugly ones. hehehe

Dana, I know you would love the LBJ Ranch. We went on a hot day but the shade of those oaks were wonderful.