Fall is a beautiful time to take a drive to look at all of the beautiful trees changing color.
Leaves begin to change color because of the lack of chlorophyll that is present in the spring and summer, revealing the other colors in the leaves that is present beneath the green.
The colors present in the leaves depends on the tree species, so in the fall, you can narrow down tree identification by looking at the colors.
Yellow is definitely a common theme in trees popular in northwest Iowa. Green ash, walnut, cottonwood, elm and basswood all have yellow leaves.
Oaks are pretty drab with brown leaves, and willows have a bronze hue.
Maple is the lone standout in northwest Iowa with red leaves, adding some color variety to the landscape.
To go along with our blog about turkeys this week (read it here), we thought we might as well make a turkey-themed nature craft too. You will just need a few supplies: Turkey template printed on white paper (Find the template here) Leaves White computer paper Crayons Scissors Glue Begin with a trek outside. Pick…Read More
Seasonal crafts that you can make with supplies you find outside are some of the best crafts. And what is there in abundance at this time of year? Leaves! So, for this craft, your first goal is to head outside with the kiddos and pick up three to five of your favorite leaves. We have…Read More
Fall is the time of year to look at leaves. We pick them up and marvel at colors. We rake them up in the yard. We jump in the piles and toss them in the air. But what kind of leaf are you looking at? We have put together a list of different kinds of…Read More