Nature Challenge: Week 5
Updated: Mar 28, 2021
Who is living in the marsh? Can you spot any animal homes in this photo? I can see two!
Join my zoom meeting on Friday anytime from 9am to 10:30am to find out the answer and to talk about this week's programs and activities!
Topic: Nature Journaling
Time: Jul 31, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 738 7026 3509
The answer to last week's nature challenge was Indian Pipe. This plant is a wildflower!
Unlike most plants, it does not do photosynthesis. Plants that do photosynthesis have chlorophyll and chlorophyll is green but this plant is white. So how does it get it’s nutrients? Through a parasitic relationship with a fungus called mycorrhizal fungi that grows underground in relationships with trees.